Ethiopia, Kenya Win to Share Top Spot at Cecafa Challenge Cup Championship

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Nairobi — Favourites Ethiopia and Kenya register identical 3-1 wins over Zanzibar and South Sudan Saturday to move level on points in Group A of the Cecafa Challenge Cup Championship.

Ethiopia dominated the first half with their attacking football as their strikers caused havoc with their pace.

Yassin Salah went close to giving them the lead after only two minutes but he shot agonisingly over the bar.

Three minutes later skipper Fasika Asfaw made no mistake when he tapped in the ball from close range.

The Ethiopians increased their lead in the 37th minute when Salahadin Bargicho, who proved a thorn in Zanzibar’s side, slotted home from the penalty spot after Manaye Fantu was fouled.

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