CECAFA Challenge Cup: Uganda wins title, Ethiopia finishes third

Addis Ababa – Uganda defeated Rwanda 1-0 in the final to clinch the 2015 CECAFA Challenge Cup here today.

The lone goal of the match came in the 14th minute courtesy of Ceaser Okhuti.

This marked the 14th CECAFA Cup title that Uganda has won.

Meanwhile, host Ethiopia clinched third spot after beating Sudan 5-4 in penalty shootouts.

The match ended 1-1 draw in regulation time.

Elias Mamo scored for Ethiopia in the 57th minute and Walaaeldin Musa Yagoub responded for Sudan in the 82nd minute.

Gatoch Panom, Behailu Girma, Addisu Tesfaye, Elias Mamo and Bereket Yisak scored for Ethiopia in the penalty shootout and goalie Yidnekachew saved Atahir El Tahir’s shot.

Uganda, alongside hosts Ethiopia and Rwanda – have qualified for the 2016 African Nations Championship to be staged in Rwanda.

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