Tz ends 16-year wait

Final Ivory Coast 0-1 Tanzania Third play play-off Uganda 4-3 Ethiopia TANZANIA ended their 16-year await after edging Ivory Coast 1-0 in yesterday’s final in Dar es Salaam. The Kilimanjaro Stars skipper Shadrack Nsajigwa converted a 42nd spot kick to spur the hosts to their third regional title.
Tanzania's Stefano Mwasika in action against Amavubi. The defender was kept busy yesterday. (File Photo)
Tanzania's Stefano Mwasika in action against Amavubi. The defender was kept busy yesterday. (File Photo)

Final

Ivory Coast 0-1 Tanzania

Third play play-off

Uganda 4-3 Ethiopia

TANZANIA ended their 16-year await after edging Ivory Coast 1-0 in yesterday’s final in Dar es Salaam.
The Kilimanjaro Stars skipper Shadrack Nsajigwa converted a 42nd spot kick to spur the hosts to their third regional title.

The penalty was a result of a handball in the 18-yard box by Elephants defender Marc Mahan as he tried to protect his face from a powerful shot by Salum Machaku.
Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessama had no choice but to point to the spot.

Despite the final score line, the West Africans were by far the dominant side and almost took the lead through Kone Zoumana.

Tanzania goalkeeper then made two excellent saves to deny Kipre Bolou and Kone Zoumana.

The home side responded well through John Bocco and Jabir Aziz Stima although their long range efforts were kept out by Ivory Coast goalkeeper Sangare Badra Ali.

After the break, both teams made changes. Tanzania head coach Jan Poulsen brought on Henry Joseph Shindira and Ramadhan Shamte while the guests introduced their top scorer Kipre Tchetche.

In the final minutes, Kaseja made two brilliant saves to deny twin brothers Kipre Bolou and Kipre Tchetche.
Earlier on, Uganda secured the $10,000 cash prize reserved for the third team after beating Ethiopia 4-3.

Tanzania were presented with a trophy and a $30,000 cash prize while Ivory Coast settled for a consolation $20,000.
Zambia’s Felix Sunzu, who scored five goals, took the top scorer gong while Nsajigwa claimed the best player award. Juma Kaseja was voted best goalkeeper while Somalia won the fair play team award.

Past winners

(Since 2000)

2000-Uganda
2001-Ethiopia
2002-Kenya
2003-Uganda
2004-Ethiopia
2005-Ethiopia
2006-Sudan
2007-Sudan
2008-Uganda
2009-Uganda
2010-Tanzania

Most CECAFA Cup wins

Uganda-11 
Kenya-5
Ethiopia-4
Sudan-3 
Malawi-3
Tanzania-3
Zambia-2
Rwanda-1
Zimbabwe- 1 
Zanzibar- 1   

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