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CECAFA U15: Match Day 10 Recap

CECAFA U15: Uganda becomes the only team in the tournament who have advanced into the semifinals without dropping any points from any of their group matches. (Photos: Natnael Yebio)

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

The final round of CECAFA’s under 15 boys challenge cup group-stage fixtures in match-day 10 kicked off at 2 o’clock between Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Coach Solomon Meka brought on his second string of players for this one, with the likes of goalkeeper Kirubel Gebreyesus, Hamza Habtamu, and Korme Tamirat getting their first start of the tournament.

Coach Solomon’s players sat deep and absorbed Tanzania’s relentless attack in the first half, holding on to a goalless draw.



In the second half, Tanzania was determined to finish their tournament on a high and scored three goals. Ethiopia got their consolation goal near the end of normal time from Tsegaye Eyueal.

In the second match of the day, Uganda beat Rwanda 3-0, retaining their perfect start to the tournament.

While both teams were physically an equal match, Uganda was better on the ball. Coach Magerwa Jackson of Uganda started this match without his influential number 10 Mutyaba Travis, with Kalisa Shugai slotting into the midfield.

CECAFA U15: Tanzania defeats Ethiopia 3-1 

Uganda took the lead in the 20th minute from Keyune Abasi when he rose higher than his marker to head a cross from Agwal Devis. The first half concluded with Uganda in the lead.

Mutyaba Travis came on in the second half, and Uganda cruised to a 3-0 win over Rwanda getting their second-half goals from Keyune Abasi his second of the afternoon and Ouke Patrick adding the third before the final whistle.



Uganda is the only team in the tournament who have advanced into the semifinals without dropping any points from any of their group matches.

Burundi will have their hands full when they come up against the cranes on Wednesday. Rwanda will play their semifinal decider against Kenya.

CECAFA U-15 tournament will take a two-day break before semifinal matches resume on Wednesday afternoon.

CECAFA U15: Match Day 8 Recap

CECAFA U15: Rwanda book their place in the semi’s with a narrow 2-1 victory over rivals Tanzania. (Photo credit: Natnael Yebio)

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

Match day 8 of the CECAFA U15 ongoing tournament in Eritrea saw group B leaders Rwanda take on Tanzania. This was going to be a close one between the two. Rwanda beat South Sudan and Ethiopia 3-0 respectively, in their first two matches. Continue reading CECAFA U15: Match Day 8 Recap

CECAFA U15: Match Day 6 Recap

Day 6 CECAFA under-15 championships match was Tanzania vs. South Sudan (6-0) and Rwanda vs. Ethiopia (3-0).

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

Wednesday match day 6 of the CECAFA Under-15 boys challenge cup pitted group B’s Tanzania against South Sudan. In the early proceedings, Tanzania saw much of the ball. It looked clear from early on that South Sudan were going to stick to their defending tactics as they had done in their previous two matches. Continue reading CECAFA U15: Match Day 6 Recap

CECAFA U15: Match Day 4 Recap

A brace from Mutyaba Travis in each half of the match sees Uganda beat Tanzania 2-0, making it two out of two for the Cranes.

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

The CECAFA under-15 tournament currently underway in Asmara, Eritrea is beginning to take shape with the boy’s competition heading into its fourth day of matches. Monday saw Uganda take on Tanzania.

Uganda had won their opening match against Ethiopia on Saturday, a match that witnessed the stark difference in physic between both sets of players. Continue reading CECAFA U15: Match Day 4 Recap

Over 100 Ethiopian Migrants Return Home

Tanzania and Yemen are the major transit countries for Ethiopian migrants seeking jobs in South Africa and Saudi Arabia. (Picture: © IOM 2014)

By APA,

SOME 125 Ethiopian would-be migrants that were detained in Tanzania while trying to cross to South Africa have been returned to the country, IOM-Ethiopia reports on Wednesday.

The returnees were held in Tanzanian prisons for more than four months before the International Organization for Migration (IOM) intervened for their return to Ethiopia.  Continue reading Over 100 Ethiopian Migrants Return Home

Bribing Kiir and Machar to Misrule South Sudan

BACK TO SQUARE ONE. After 13 months of fighting and six failed ceasefires that cost $22 million, the two warring parties sign another Agreement on the Establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity with Salva Kiir as president and Machar as vice president. They are not serious, do they?

By Charles Onyango-Obbo,

AFTER 13 months of fighting and six failed ceasefires, diplomats say the latest peace proposal to end the war in South Sudan will, well, return to the status quo that precipitated the carnage in the first place, AFP reported.

The latest peace proposal drafted in Addis Ababa by regional bloc Intergovernmental  Authority on Development (IGAD) leaves the reputedly whisky-loving Salva Kiir as president and re-installs flamboyant and fickle rebel leader Riek Machar as his deputy. Continue reading Bribing Kiir and Machar to Misrule South Sudan

Tanzania Deports 253 Ethiopian Illegal Migrants: IOM

Hundreds of illegal Ethiopian immigrants have been nabbed by police as they are trying to made their way to South Africa through illegal entry points in Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi and Zimbabwe. (Picture: The returnees at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa)

By IOM Ethiopia,

SOME 253 illegal Ethiopian migrants who have been detained for more than a year in Tanzania, including 30 unaccompanied minors, have been deported back to Ethiopia last week (28th Nov).

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) facilitated their return.  Continue reading Tanzania Deports 253 Ethiopian Illegal Migrants: IOM

Donor’s Darling Ethiopia Sends Aid to Burundi Flood Victims

What prompts Ethiopia to come to the rescue of Burundians while millions of its people are in dire need of assistance?

By TesfaNews,

ETHIOPIA said it has sent humanitarian aid to flood victims in Burundi. The announcement came following a recent promise made by its Foreign Minister during a visit to Bujumbura.

The material aid amounting to a value of half a million dollar includes 50,000 corrugated iron sheets, 5,000 blankets and other household utensils to help victims in the rehabilitation process.

Recent flood disaster in and around Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, claims the life of 70 and displaced over 20,000 people. Continue reading Donor’s Darling Ethiopia Sends Aid to Burundi Flood Victims