In Summary
  • Burundi dislodged Ethiopia from the summit of Group B after registering a convincing 4-1 victory in their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Group B match at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County on Thursday.
  • Burundi’s Swallows opened the scoring via Prierre Kwizera, before Dukele Dawa equalised for Ethiopia. Burundi’s second goal was scored by second half substitute Cedric Urasengas, Laudit Mavugo and Shassir Nahimana.
  • Following the victory, Burundi moved on top of the table with four points, Ethiopia are in the second position with three points and champions Uganda are third with one point.

Burundi dislodged Ethiopia from the summit of Group B after registering a convincing 4-1 victory in their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Group B match at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County on Thursday.

Burundi’s Swallows opened the scoring via Prierre Kwizera, before Dukele Dawa equalised for Ethiopia. Burundi’s second goal was scored by second half substitute Cedric Urasengas, Laudit Mavugo and Shassir Nahimana.

Following the victory, Burundi moved on top of the table with four points, Ethiopia are in the second position with three points and champions Uganda are third with one point.

South Sudan are at the bottom with no point.

Burundi Coach Olivier Niyungeko said they deserved the victory as his boys played extremely well. “The players followed my instructions to the letter and this yielded the three points,” he said.

His Ethiopian Tactician Ashenafi Bekele, said he would improve on the areas that made them concede the goals.

“That is how a match can be at times. I will work on areas that let us down,” he noted.

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