2012 CECAFA Cup

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2012 CECAFA Cup
CECAFA Tusker Challenge Cup
Tournament details
Host country Uganda
Dates 24 November-8 December
Teams 12 (from 2 sub-confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Uganda (13th title)
Runners-up  Kenya
Third place  Zanzibar
Fourth place  Tanzania
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 62 (2.38 per match)
Top scorer(s) Tanzania John Bocco
Tanzania Mrisho Ngassa
Uganda Robert Ssentongo
(5 goals each)
Best player Uganda Brian Umony
Best goalkeeper Uganda Hamza Muwonge
2011
2013

The 2012 CECAFA Cup, sponsored by East African Breweries and officially named the 2012 CECAFA Tusker Challenge Cup,[1] was the 36th edition of the annual CECAFA Cup, an international football competition consisting of national teams of member nations of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA). The tournament, which was held in Uganda from 24 November to 8 December,[1][2] saw South Sudan participate in their first international football tournament. Hosts Uganda beat Kenya in the final to extend their record to 13 titles.[3][4][5]

Background[edit]

A view of the Nakivubo Stadium, which was to host 2 matches during the course of the tournament.

From November 2011, the tournament was planned to take place in Kenya,[6][7][8][9] and preparations already began to take place, including the renovation of the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.[10][11][12][13][14] However, in August 2012, CECAFA General Secretary Nicholas Musonye said that it would be moved to Uganda after a request from the tournament sponsors, East African Breweries.[15] This sparked heated debate between Musonye and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Chairman Sam Nyamweya, who had even received support from South Sudan to host the tournament in Kenya.[2][16]

Matches were played at the Namboole Stadium, with a capacity of 45,202. They were also to be played at the Nakivubo Stadium, which can hold 15,000 people. However, CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye decided to move the remaining group games from the Namboole Stadium since it had been in bad shape due to heavy rains. It was confirmed that on Saturday, 1 December, Somalia would play Tanzania at the Lugogo Stadium at 14:00 UTC+3 while Eritrea would take on Rwanda at the same venue two hours later. On the same day, Sudan were to play Burundi at the Wankulukuku Stadium at 14:00 UTC+3, and finally Malawi to play Zanzibar at the same stadium two hours later.[17]

Participants[edit]

The draw for teams to participate in the tournament was held on 12 November 2012. It was originally scheduled for 8 November, but was postponed for undisclosed reasons.[18][19][20] Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe had all expressed interest in participating in the tournament.[1][21] Botswana's interest to join had eventually "fallen off",[22] while Cameroon were not considered as they wanted to send their under-23 team.[23] Côte d'Ivoire and Zambia, having qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, were ineligible to enter. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) rules do not allow teams to compete in another competition within a two-month period of the Africa Cup of Nations.[24] Ethiopia also qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, but still took part as they are members of CECAFA.[22] On 6 November 2012, the Football Association of Malawi announced that they had been officially invited to the tournament as a guest team.[25] They replaced Djibouti, which pulled out due to administrative reasons.[26]

Tournament sponsors East African Breweries set a US$450,000 budget for the tournament, including US$30,000 as prize money for the winning team. The runners-up and third-placed teams received US$20,000 and US$10,000 respectively.[27][28]

The following teams were confirmed to participate in the tournament:[20]

Match officials[edit]

The following 16 officials were appointed by CECAFA to participate in the tournament.[29]

Referees
Assistant referees

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2012 CECAFA Cup squads.

Group stage[edit]

The group stage began on 24 November and ended on 1 December. The matchdays were 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 November and 1 December.

If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings (in descending order):

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Uganda 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9
 Kenya 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Ethiopia 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
 South Sudan 3 0 0 3 0 7 −7 0
24 November 2012
Ethiopia  1–0  South Sudan Namboole Stadium
Uganda  1–0  Kenya Namboole Stadium
27 November 2012
South Sudan  0–2  Kenya Namboole Stadium
Uganda  1–0  Ethiopia Namboole Stadium
30 November 2012
Kenya  3–1  Ethiopia Namboole Stadium
South Sudan  0–4  Uganda Namboole Stadium

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Burundi 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 Tanzania 3 2 0 1 9 1 +8 6
 Sudan 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3
 Somalia 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0
25 November 2012
Burundi  5–1  Somalia Namboole Stadium
Tanzania  2–0  Sudan Namboole Stadium
28 November 2012
Somalia  0–1  Sudan Namboole Stadium
Tanzania  0–1  Burundi Namboole Stadium
1 December 2012
Somalia  0–7  Tanzania Lugogo Stadium
Sudan  0–1  Burundi Wankulukulu Stadium

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Rwanda 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Malawi 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Zanzibar 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
 Eritrea 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
26 November 2012
Zanzibar  0–0  Eritrea Namboole Stadium
Rwanda  2–0  Malawi Namboole Stadium
29 November 2012
Malawi  3–2  Eritrea Namboole Stadium
Rwanda  1–2  Zanzibar Namboole Stadium
1 December 2012
Eritrea  0–2  Rwanda Lugogo Stadium
Malawi  2–0  Zanzibar Wankulukulu Stadium

Third place qualification[edit]

In addition to the group stage winners and runners-up, the two best third-placed teams were ranked at the end of the group stage to determine who would qualify for the knockout stage.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Zanzibar 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
 Ethiopia 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
 Sudan 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3

Knockout stage[edit]

The kncokout stage began on 3 December with the quarter-finals and ended on 8 December with the final. In this stage, teams play against each other once. The losers of the semi-finals play against each other in a third place playoff where the winner is placed third overall in the entire competition.

Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
3 December        
  Rwanda  0
6 December
  Tanzania  2  
  Tanzania  0
4 December
    Uganda  3  
  Uganda  2
8 December
  Ethiopia  0  
  Uganda  2
3 December
    Kenya  1
  Burundi  0 (5)
6 December
  Zanzibar  0 (6)  
  Zanzibar  2 (2) Third place
4 December
    Kenya  2 (4)  
  Kenya  1   Tanzania  1 (5)
  Malawi  0     Zanzibar  1 (6)
8 December

Quarter-finals[edit]

The quarter-finals were played on 3–4 December 2012.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Rwanda  0–2  Tanzania
Uganda  2–0  Ethiopia
Burundi  0–0 (5–6 p)  Zanzibar
Kenya  1–0  Malawi

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-finals were played on 6 December 2012.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Tanzania  0–3  Uganda
Zanzibar  2–2 (2–4 p)  Kenya

Third place playoff[edit]

Final[edit]

Main article: 2012 CECAFA Cup Final


 2012 CECAFA Cup Champions 

Uganda
13th title

Top scorers[edit]

As of 20:00 UTC+3, 8 December 2012. For more details on this topic, see 2012 CECAFA Cup scorers.
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Awards[edit]

Final rankings[edit]

Teams are ranked using the same tie-breaking criteria as in the group stage, except for the top four teams.

Pos. Team Pld W D L Pts GF GA GD
01  Uganda 6 6 0 0 18 13 1 +12
02  Kenya 6 3 1 2 10 9 6 +3
03  Zanzibar 6 1 4 1 7 5 6 -1
04  Tanzania 6 3 1 2 10 12 5 +7
04Eliminated in the quarter-finals
05  Burundi 4 3 1 0 10 7 1 +6
06  Rwanda 4 2 0 2 6 5 4 +1
07  Malawi 4 2 0 2 6 5 5 0
08  Ethiopia 4 1 0 3 3 2 6 -4
08Eliminated in the group stage
09  Sudan 3 1 0 2 3 1 3 -2
10  Eritrea 3 0 1 2 1 2 5 -3
11  South Sudan 3 0 0 3 0 0 7 -7
12  Somalia 3 0 0 3 0 1 13 -12
Total 26(1) 22 4(2) 22 74 62 62 0
Updated to games played on 8 December 2012. Team(s) rendered in italics represent(s) the host nation(s).
(1) – Total games lost not counted in total games played (total games lost = total games won)
(2) – Total number of games drawn (tied) for all teams = Total number of games drawn (tied) ÷ 2 (both teams involved)
(3) – As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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