Rwanda gifted lifeline

WednesdayUganda 3-2 YemenZanzibar 1-1 Rwanda TodayUganda vs Zanzibar 3pmRwanda vs Yemen 5pm RWANDA’S youth side (U-17) will reach the last four of the Cecafa Youth Championship if they beat Yemen and Zanzibar loses to Uganda.
Rwanda’s Emery Bayisenge clears the ball from Zanzibar opponent Ali Badru in a match they drew 1-1. (Photo: Cecafa)
Rwanda’s Emery Bayisenge clears the ball from Zanzibar opponent Ali Badru in a match they drew 1-1. (Photo: Cecafa)

After Cecafa’s penalty on Zanzibar

Wednesday
Uganda 3-2 Yemen
Zanzibar 1-1 Rwanda

Today
Uganda vs Zanzibar 3pm
Rwanda vs Yemen 5pm

RWANDA’S youth side (U-17) will reach the last four of the Cecafa Youth Championship if they beat Yemen and Zanzibar loses to Uganda.

The youngsters were handed a lifeline yesterday evening after the regional football body’s decision to nullify Zanzibar’s 2-1 win over Yemen after finding Zanzibar guilty of fielding an over-aged player.

It was discovered that Mussa Shaban, who plays at the heart of Zanzibar’s midfield was born in April, 1989 as opposed to December 15, 1993.

According to a statement from Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye, which was emailed to Times Sport yesterday, Yemen was awarded a 3-0 win.

This moved Yemen to second place in Group B with 3 points while Rwanda and Zanzibar languish in third and fourth place with a point each.

Uganda, which has already cemented a semi-final slot after winning its opening fixtures against Rwanda and Yemen, tops the group with six points.

Despite the tournament being reserved for the U-20s, Rwanda is fielding the U-17 side as part of their preparation for the Africa U-17 Youth Championship which will be hosted in Kigali in January, 2011.

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