AFCON U-17 Qualifiers:  Rwanda to Face Ethiopia as Tanzania Takes on Uganda in Semis

Rwanda U-17 defender Eric Niyonsenga trying to stop Tanzanian lethal striker Kelvin John during their Group A match played on Tuesday.

Rwanda U-17 team will face Ethiopia in the last four on Friday following the climax of the group stage of 2019 CECAFA AFCON U-17 Qualifiers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

In the other semi-final round, hosts Tanzania will be up against Uganda in one of the entertaining match set to spice up the tournament.

On Tuesday, Rwanda climaxed their Group A matches, losing to hosts Tanzania 4-0 in a game which was held in Dar es Salaam. Despite the loss, Coach Yves Rwasamanzi’s side cruised to the last four following their deserved victories in two matches against Burundi and Sudan.

Rwanda finished second on the log with six points while hosts Tanzania maintained a clean sheet to amass 9 points with Burundi and Sudan exiting the tournament sitting in third and fourth slots with three and zero points respectively.

Group B matches concluded on Wednesday with two decisive matches being played at the same time. Ethiopia defeated Kenya 4-2 at national stadium to topple the standings with 12 points while Uganda thrashed Djibouti 8-0 in Chamanzi to join Ethiopia in the last four with nine points.

In the semi-final, Rwanda will be up against Ethiopia in the first semi-final match while Tanzania will face Uganda in the semi-final. Kick-off times are yet to be determined.

The winner will join 2019 AFCON U-17 hosts Tanzania at next year’s championship. Tanzania has a direct ticket to the tournament by virtue of being the host nation.

AFCON U-17 Qualifiers (CECAFA Region)

Semi-final Round Matches

Friday, National Stadium

Tanzania vs Uganda

Ethiopia vs Rwanda

GROUP A                                                                        

No.    TEAM           P        W       L        D        GF      GA     GD     PTS

1        Tanzania      3        3        0        0        11      1        10      9

1        Rwanda        3        2        1        0        7        8        -1       6

3        Burundi        3        1        2        0        8        8        0        3

4        Sudan           3        0        3        0        3        12      -9       0

                                                            

No.    TEAM           P        W       L        D        GF      GA     GD     PTS

1        Ethiopia       4        4        0        0        14      2        12      12

2        Uganda        4        3        1        0        17      3        14      9

3.       Kenya           4        2        2        0        16      7        09      6

4        S Sudan        4        1        3        0        4        15      -11     3

5        Djibouti       4        0        4        0        1        23      -23     0




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