This is a good article. Click here for more information.

2006 CECAFA Cup

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2006 CECAFA Cup
Tournament details
Host country Ethiopia
Dates 25 November – 10 December
Teams 11 (from 2 sub-confederations)
Final positions
Champions  Sudan (2nd title)
Runners-up  Zambia
Third place  Rwanda
Fourth place  Uganda
Tournament statistics
Matches played 23
Goals scored 48 (2.09 per match)
Top scorer(s) Uganda Geoffrey Sserunkuma (3 goals)
2005
2007

The 2006 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup,[1] sometimes called the Al Amoudi Senior Challenge Cup due to being sponsored by Ethiopian millionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi,[2] was the 30th edition of the international football tournament, which involved teams from Southern and Central Africa. The matches were all played in Addis Ababa from 25 November to 10 December.[3] It was competed between the same teams as the previous tournament, except for Eritrea, who did not enter due to their long-running clash with Ethiopia regarding borders,[2] and Kenya, the five-time champions,[2] were serving a ban which was issued on 18 October 2006, which was then an indefinite from international football by the decree of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association ('International Federation of Association Football'), or FIFA; this after Kenya "regularly violated or ignored" "Fifa's statutes, regulations and decisions".[4] Malawi and Zambia joined the tournament after being invited, and competed as guest teams as they were from the federation Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA), whereas the rest of the teams were from the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA).[3] The reasoning behind their invitation was that it would "boost the competitiveness of this year's tournament".[2] The defending champions, Ethiopia, were knocked out in the quarter-finals after coming second in their group, and Sudan claimed their second title despite being beaten by Zambia, as Zambia were guests.

Background[edit]

The CECAFA Cup is considered Africa's oldest football tournament, and involves teams from Central and Southern Africa. The matches in the 1973 tournament were played from 22 September 1973 until 29 September 1973.[3] The tournament was originally the Gossage Cup, contested by the four nations of Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika (modern day Tanzania), and Zanzibar,[5] running from 1929 until 1965.[6] In 1967, this became the East and Central African Senior Challenge Cup, often shortened to simply the Challenge Cup, which was competed for five years, until 1971, before the CECAFA Cup was introduced in 1973.[5] Ethiopia were the defending champions, having won the 2005 tournament in Rwanda, after finishing second in their group, and going on to beat Zanzibar and Rwanda in the final. The 2006 champions Sudan failed, however, to emerge from the 2005 group stages.[7]

Participants[edit]

11 teams competed, four teams from the original tournament competed (excluding Tanganyika, which changed names and is currently called Tanzania).

Group stages[edit]

The group stage began on 25 November and ended on 3 December with Group C's final matches between Rwanda against Sudan, and Uganda against Somalia. Groups A and C contained four teams, but as there were only 11 partaking teams, group B contained only the three teams of Burundi, Zambia, and Zanzibar. At the end of the group stage, the team who finished bottom of their group was eliminated, whereas the teams who finished in positions other than last in the group progressed to the knock-out rounds.[3]

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
 Tanzania 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9
 Ethiopia 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
 Malawi 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3
 Djibouti 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0

25 November 2006
Ethiopia 
1–2  Tanzania
Biniam Assefa Goal 24' Report Amir Maftah Goal 40'
Bantu Admin Goal 60'
Addis Ababa Stadium

26 November 2006
Djibouti  0–3  Malawi
Report Peter Wadabwa Goal 6'
Noel Mkandawire Goal 52'
Heston Munthali Goal 82'
Addis Ababa Stadium

28 November 2006
Tanzania  2–1  Malawi
Danny Mrwanda Goal 5'
Bantu Admin Goal 90+'
Report Peter Wadabwa Goal 15'
Addis Ababa Stadium

28 November 2006
Ethiopia  4–0  Djibouti
Dawit Mebratu Goal 26' (pen.)
Taressa Tesfaye Goal 46'
Behaylu Demeke Goal 56' (pen.)
Buzuneh Wroku Goal 63'
Addis Ababa Stadium

1 December 2006
Ethiopia  1–0  Malawi
Dawit Mebratu Goal 42'
Addis Ababa Stadium

1 December 2006
Tanzania  3–0  Djibouti
Mrisho Ngassa Goal 8'
Hussein Sued Goal 45+'
Jerrison 'Gerry' Tegete Goal 58'
Addis Ababa Stadium

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Burundi 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
 Zambia 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 3
 Zanzibar 2 0 1 1 0 4 −4 1

26 November 2006
Burundi 
3–2  Zambia
Allan Ndizeye Goal 8'
Aimé Nzohabonayo Goal 17'
Seleman Ndikumana Goal 46'
Report Rainford Kalaba Goal 67'
Dube Phiri Goal 88'
Addis Ababa Stadium

29 November 2006
Burundi  0–0  Zanzibar
Addis Ababa Stadium

2 December 2006
Zambia  4–0  Zanzibar
Dube Phiri Goal 34'36'
Felix Katongo Goal 68'
Rainford Kalaba Goal 74'
Addis Ababa Stadium

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Uganda 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
 Sudan 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
 Rwanda 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 4
 Somalia 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0

27 November 2006
Somalia  0–3  Rwanda
Yusuf Kayihuwa Goal 16'
Robert Ujenza Goal 87'
Haruna Nionzima Goal 87'
Addis Ababa Stadium

27 November 2006
Uganda  2–1  Sudan
Geoffrey Sserunkuma Goal 77'
Simon Masaba Goal 87' (pen.)
Ahmed Mugahid Goal 45'
Addis Ababa Stadium

30 November 2006
Rwanda  0–1  Uganda
Geoffrey Sserunkuma Goal 60'
Addis Ababa Stadium

30 November 2006
Sudan  3–0  Somalia
Natali Gemi Goal 15'78'
Zakariah Abdi Zuhar Goal 68'
Addis Ababa Stadium

3 December 2006
Rwanda  0–0  Sudan
Addis Ababa Stadium

3 December 2006
Uganda  2–0  Somalia
Daniel Wangaluka Goal 11'
Alimasi Kadogo Goal 17'
Addis Ababa Stadium

Knock-out stages[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 December – Addis Ababa Stadium        
  Tanzania  1
8 December – Addis Ababa Stadium
  Rwanda  2  
  Rwanda  0
5 December – Addis Ababa Stadium
    Zambia  1  
  Ethiopia  0
10 December – Addis Ababa Stadium
  Zambia  1  
  Zambia (pen.)  0 (11)
6 December – Addis Ababa Stadium
    Sudan  0 (10)
  Uganda (pen.)  0 (4)
8 December – Addis Ababa Stadium
  Malawi  0 (2)  
  Uganda  2 (5) Third place
6 December – Addis Ababa Stadium
    Sudan (pen.)  2 (6)  
  Burundi  0   Rwanda (pen.)  0 (4)
  Sudan (a.e.t.)  1     Uganda  0 (2)
10 December – Addis Ababa Stadium

Quarter-finals[edit]

The second quarter-final match, which was held on 6 December between Ethiopia and Zambia, was subject of an emergency meeting between Ugandan chair Dennis Obua, Ethiopian Ashebir W'Giorgis, Sundanian Ahmed Maazal, and the match commissioner who hailed from Zanzibar, Ali Ferej. At the meeting on the same day as the match, it was adjudged that the referee, Rwandan Issa Kagabi, had blown the final whistle to end the game too soon. Zambia stated that they would not partake in any rematch with Ethiopia, and in a similar fashion, the CECAFA secretary general Nicholas Musonye, absent from the meeting, cast aside the idea of a replay and called the makers of the decision "old farts", and delivered the ultimatum that if any replay went ahead, he would cancel the entirety of the tournament. After this, the Ethiopian Football Association did not seek a replay, and left the tournament after their loss.[3]

5 December 2006
Tanzania  1–2  Rwanda
Elias Uzamukunda Goal 26' Report Robert Ujenza Goal 41'
Genot Witkenge Goal 55' (pen.)
Addis Ababa Stadium

5 December 2006
Ethiopia  0–1  Zambia
Report Jonas Sakuwaha Goal 87'
Addis Ababa Stadium

6 December 2006
Uganda  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Malawi
  Penalties  
Simon Masaba Penalty scored
Daniel Wangaluka Penalty scored
Johnson Bangoole Penalty missed
Richard Malinga Penalty scored
Geoffrey Sserunkuma Penalty scored
4–2 Penalty missed Moses Chavula
Penalty missed Heston Munthali
Penalty scored Forster Namwera
Penalty scored Elvis Kafoteka
Addis Ababa Stadium

6 December 2006
Burundi  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Sudan
Ritsard Jaftine Goal 94' (pen.)
Addis Ababa Stadium

Semi-finals[edit]

8 December 2006
Rwanda  0–1  Zambia
Ignatius Lwipa Goal 24'
Addis Ababa Stadium

8 December 2006
Uganda  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Sudan
Vincent Kayizzi Goal 16'
Geoffrey Sserunkuma Goal 22'
Eldor Badreldin Goal 1'
Yousuf Aladin Goal 63'
  Penalties  
5–6
Addis Ababa Stadium

Third place play-off[edit]

The third place play-off was between Rwanda and Uganda. Rwanda were the 2005 runners up, and in that tournament beat Uganda in the semi-finals,[7] in 2006 they beat Uganda 4–2 on penalties to clinch third-place in the tournament.

10 December 2006
Rwanda  0–0  Uganda
  Penalties  
4–2
Addis Ababa Stadium

Final[edit]

The final between Zambia and Sudan finished 0–0 after extra time, but Zambia won on penalties. Although Zambia won the final, the trophy was awarded to Sudan, who Zambia beat in the final. This was as Zambia were only a guest team, from the COSAFA federation, therefore the trophy was awarded to the highest finishing CECAFA federation team: Sudan.[3]

10 December 2006
Zambia  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Sudan
  Penalties  
11–10
Addis Ababa Stadium


 2006 CECAFA Cup Champions 

Sudan
2nd title

Team statistics[edit]

Teams are ranked using the same tie-breaking criteria as in the group stage, except for the top four teams.[3]

Pos. Team Pld W D L Pts GF GA GD
1  Sudan 6 2 3 1 9 7 4 +3
n/a  Zambia 5 3 1 1 10 8 3 +5
08Third-place play-off
3  Rwanda 6 2 2 2 8 5 3 +2
4  Uganda 6 3 3 0 12 7 3 +4
08Eliminated in the quarter finals
5  Tanzania 4 3 0 1 9 8 4 +4
6  Ethiopia 4 2 0 2 6 6 3 +3
7  Burundi 3 1 1 1 4 3 3 0
8  Malawi 4 1 1 2 4 4 3 +1
08Eliminated in the group stages
9  Zanzibar 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 -4
10  Somalia 3 0 0 3 0 0 8 -8
11  Djibouti 3 0 0 3 0 0 10 -10
Total 23(1) 17 6(2) 17 63 48 48 0
Updated to games played on 22 December 2006. Team(s) rendered in italics represent(s) the host nation(s). The competition's winning team is rendered in bold.
(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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mixed fortunes for Malawi, Zambia". BBC Sport. 27 November 2006. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Ethiopia chase third Cecafa Cup". BBC. 24 November 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ethiopia, November–December 2006". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fifa suspends Kenya". BBC. 25 October 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Korir, Patrick (25 November 2009). "The CECAFA Fact File". futaa.com. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Onwumechili, Chuka; Akindes, Gerard. Identity and Nation in African Football: Fans, Community and Clubs. 
  7. ^ a b "Rwanda, November–December 2005". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2 July 2014.