2008 CECAFA Cup

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2008 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup
Tournament details
Host countryUganda
Dates31 December 2008 – 13 January 2009
Teams10 (from CECAFA confederations)
Final positions
Champions Uganda (10th title)
Runners-up Kenya
Third place Tanzania
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored60 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Bryan Omwony (5)
2007
2009

The 2008 CECAFA Cup was the 32nd edition of the football tournament that involves teams from East and Central Africa.

All matches were played from 31 December 2008 to 13 January 2009 at the National Stadium, Kampala, Uganda.

Information[edit]

  • originally scheduled for 8 November till 22 November in Kampala; postponed to January 2009 because some of the competing countries were yet to meet conditions set by GTV, the main sponsors.[1]
  • The winner of this year's competition will receive $30,000, the second-placed team will be given $20,000, with $10,000 going to the side that comes third.[2]
  •  Ethiopia left out due to FIFA suspension[3]
  •  Eritrea pulled out due to administrative wrangles in the home federation. They were replaced by  Zambia.[4]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uganda 4 3 1 0 10 1 +9 10
 Tanzania 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6
 Rwanda 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6
 Zanzibar 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2 4
 Somalia 4 1 0 3 1 9 −8 3
Zanzibar 2–0 Somalia
Aggrey Morris Goal 23' Goal 90' (pen.)
Rwanda 0–4 Uganda
Tony Mawejje Goal 59'
Simeon Massa Goal 68' (pen.)
Bryan Omwony Goal 85'
Stephen Bengo Goal 87'
Uganda 0–0 Zanzibar
Somalia 1–0 Tanzania
Cisse Aadan Abshir Goal 14'
Tanzania 2–1 Zanzibar
Danny Mrwanda Goal 13'
Athumani Idd Goal 78'
Nadir Haroub Goal 21'
Rwanda 3–0 Somalia
Eric Gesana Goal 67' Goal 85'
Kamana Bokota Goal 87'
Uganda 4–0 Somalia
Tony Mawejje Goal 31' Goal 39' Goal 65'
Geoffrey Massa Goal 75'
Rwanda 0–2 Tanzania
Mrisho Ngassa Goal 10'
Athuman Iddy Goal 44'
Uganda 2–1 Tanzania
Rwanda 3–0 Zanzibar

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kenya 4 2 2 0 6 1 +5 8
 Burundi 4 2 1 1 6 2 +4 7
 Sudan 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 5
 Zambia 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 5
 Djibouti 4 0 1 3 2 13 −11 1
Sudan 0–0 Kenya
Zambia 3–0 Djibouti
Given Singouluma Goal 25' Goal 40'
Jonas Sakuwaha Goal 43'
Kenya 0–0 Zambia
Djibouti 0–4 Burundi
Eric Gatoto Goal 5' Goal 8'
Claude Nahimana Goal 55' Goal 78'
Sudan 1–1 Djibouti
El-Taiyb El-Mahi Goal 19' Daher Ahmed Goal 52'
Zambia 1–1 Burundi
Rodgers Kola Goal 57' Claude Nahimana Goal 90+1'
Djibouti 1–5 Kenya
Daher Ahmed Goal 60' Francis Ouma Goal 4' Goal 15' Goal 90+3'
Joseph Shikokoti Goal 47'
George Owino Goal 90+2'
Burundi 1–0 Sudan
Eric Catoto Goal 7'
Zambia 0–2 Sudan
Abdulamid Amari Goal 33'
Eltahib Almahi Goal 62'
Burundi 0–1 Kenya
Osborne Monday Goal 60' (pen.)

Semi finals[edit]

Kenya 2–1 Tanzania
Francis Ouma Goal 18'
Mike Baraza Goal 21'
Danny Mrwanda Goal 79'
Uganda 5–0 Burundi
Bryan Umony Goal 30' Goal 83'
Andrew Mwesigwa Goal 45'
Stephen Bengo Goal 53'
Geoffrey Massa Goal 62'

Third place play-off[edit]

Tanzania 3–2 Burundi
Mrisho Ngassa Goal 2'
Nizar Khalfan Goal 68'
Danny Mrwanda Goal 73'
Abdallah Imantona Goal 4' (pen.)
Jaffar Jumapili Goal 42'

Final[edit]

Kenya 0–1 Uganda
Bryan Omwony Goal 16'


 CECAFA Cup 2008 Winners 

Uganda
Tenth title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Player Nationality Goals Against Penalties Against
Bryan Omwony  Uganda 5  Rwanda (1)
 Tanzania (1)
 Burundi (2)
 Kenya (1)
Francis Ouma  Kenya 3  Djibouti (3)
Aggrey Morris  Zanzibar 2  Somalia (2) 1  Somalia (1)
Given Singuluma  Zambia 2  Djibouti (2)
Jonas Sakuwaha  Zambia 1  Djibouti (1)
Rodgers Kola  Zambia 1  Burundi (1)
Tony Mawejje  Uganda 1  Rwanda (1)
Simeon Massa  Uganda 1  Rwanda (1) 1  Rwanda (1)
Bryan Omwony  Uganda 1  Rwanda (1)
Stephen Bengo  Uganda 1  Rwanda (1)
Cisse Abshir  Somalia 1  Tanzania (1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "East and Central African Championship (CECAFA)". RSSSF. 1 February 2009. Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  2. ^ Sponsorship boost for Cecafa
  3. ^ Harambee Stars draw Sudan in Cecafa
  4. ^ "Zambia fills up Eritrea slot in CECAFA event". Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008.

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