An own goal and a fourth strike of the tournament for Salah Ibrahim were all Sudan needed in their GOtv CECAFA Senior Challenge quarter final to see off pre tournament favorites Ethiopia 2 - 0 at the Mombasa County Stadium on Sunday 8 December.
The Walya Antelopes showed early
intent with Yousuf Yassin testing Sudan keeper Abdelrahman Aliwith a low shot
in the second minute but the custodian’s outstretched leg turned the ball away
before his defence raced in to clear.
Bargecho own goal
After sustained moments of pressure
it was Sudan who took the lead, and from a highly unlikely source as Salahadin
Bargecho turned the ball into his own net off a Sudan corner.
Four minutes later Yasin got an
opening and indeed raced in to put the ball to the back of the net but his
effort was flagged offside as Ethiopia upped the ante.
The striker turned well again in
the 32nd minute to shoot goal wards but his effort this time round
flew narrowly over the target and Sudan managed to hold onto the lead to the
The tournament’s top scorer Salah
Ibrahim raced in well on the 69th minute to meet Miazz Abdelrahman’s
header and with the keeper well off his line the lanky forward took a deft
touch to loop the ball over him for the second goal.
Sudan almost grabbed a third
through substitute Abdelmonem Mohamed but his shot from about six yards out was
straight at the Ethiopian keeper.
The Falcons of Sudan managed to
hold on to their two – goal cushion to set up a date with Chipolopolo of Zambia
in the semi final slated for Tuesday 10 December at the Mombasa County Stadium.