2015 CECAFA Cup

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2015 CECAFA Cup
CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup
Tournament details
Host country Ethiopia
Dates 21 November–5 December
Teams 12 (from 2 sub-confederations)
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Uganda (14th title)
Runners-up  Rwanda
Third place  Ethiopia
Fourth place  Sudan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 52 (2 per match)
Top scorer(s) Sudan Athar El Tahir
(5 goals)
2013
2016

The 2015 CECAFA Cup is the 38th edition of the annual CECAFA Cup, an international football competition consisting of the national teams of member nations of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA). It took place in Ethiopia from 21 November to 5 December 2015.[1]

The tournament was initially scheduled to be hosted in Rwanda.[2] However, in June 2015, it was announced that Ethiopia replaced Rwanda as host due to Rwanda's preparation to host the 2016 African Nations Championship.[1]

Participants[edit]

The following teams were confirmed to be participating in the tournament:

National Team FIFA Ranking
(November 2015)
 Burundi 107
 Djibouti 207
 Ethiopia 114
 Kenya 125
 Malawi 97
 Rwanda 96
 Somalia 203
 South Sudan 134
 Sudan 128
 Tanzania 135
 Uganda 68
 Zanzibar 300N/A
Notes
  • Eritrea national football team refused to participate due to the country's political tensions with hosts Ethiopia.[3]
  • A draw containing Zambia was released to the press on 9 November 2015 but appeared to be inaccurate due to Malawi's inclusion.

Venues[edit]

Addis Ababa
Yidnekachew Tessema Stadium
Capacity: 35,000
Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar Stadium
Capacity: 60,000
Hawassa
Hawassa International Stadium
Capacity: 60,000

Match officials[edit]

Referees
Assistant referees

Group stage[edit]

The draw result was announced by CECAFA on 11 November 2015.[4]

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

  1. Number of points obtained in games between the teams involved;
  2. Goal difference in games between the teams involved;
  3. Goals scored in games between the teams involved;
  4. Away goals scored in games between the teams involved;
  5. Goal difference in all games;
  6. Goals scored in all games;
  7. Drawing of lots.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Tanzania (A) 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Rwanda (A) 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
3  Ethiopia (H, A) 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
4  Somalia (E) 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0
Updated to match(es) played on 28 November 2015. Source: Standings Table
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (H) Host.
21 November 2015 (2015-11-21)
Ethiopia  0–1  Rwanda Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
22 November 2015 (2015-11-22)
Somalia  0–4  Tanzania Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
24 November 2015 (2015-11-24)
Rwanda  1–2  Tanzania Awassa, Ethiopia
25 November 2015 (2015-11-25)
Somalia  0–2  Ethiopia Awassa, Ethiopia
27 November 2015 (2015-11-27)
Rwanda  3–0  Somalia Awassa, Ethiopia
28 November 2015 (2015-11-28)
Tanzania  1–1  Ethiopia Awassa, Ethiopia

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Uganda (A) 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  Kenya (A) 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3  Burundi (E) 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4  Zanzibar (E) 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
Updated to match(es) played on 28 November 2015. Source: Standings Table
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated.
21 November 2015 (2015-11-21)
Burundi  1–0  Zanzibar Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
22 November 2015 (2015-11-22)
Kenya  2–0  Uganda Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
24 November 2015 (2015-11-24)
Zanzibar  0–4  Uganda Awassa, Ethiopia
25 November 2015 (2015-11-25)
Kenya  1–1  Burundi Awassa, Ethiopia
27 November 2015 (2015-11-27)
Zanzibar  3–1  Kenya Awassa, Ethiopia
28 November 2015 (2015-11-28)
Uganda  1–0  Burundi Awassa, Ethiopia

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  South Sudan (A) 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Malawi (G, A) 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3  Sudan (A) 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 4
4  Djibouti (E) 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0
Updated to match(es) played on 27 November 2015. Source:
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (G) Guest.
23 November 2015 (2015-11-23)
South Sudan  2–0  Djibouti Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Sudan  1–2  Malawi Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
25 November 2015 (2015-11-25)
Malawi  3–0  Djibouti Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
South Sudan  0–0  Sudan Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
27 November 2015 (2015-11-27)
South Sudan  2–0  Malawi Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Djibouti  0–4  Sudan Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

The two best ranked third-placed teams also advance to the quarter-finals.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1 C  Sudan 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 4 Advanced to knockout stage
2 A  Ethiopia 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
3 B  Burundi 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
Source:
Rules for classification:

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
30 November - Addis Ababa
 
 
 Uganda 2
 
3 December - Addis Ababa
 
 Malawi 0
 
 Uganda (pen.) 0 (5)
 
30 November - Addis Ababa
 
 Ethiopia 0 (3)
 
 Tanzania 1 (3)
 
5 December - Addis Ababa
 
 Ethiopia (pen.) 1 (4)
 
 Uganda 1
 
1 December - Addis Ababa
 
 Rwanda 0
 
 Rwanda (pen.) 0 (5)
 
3 December - Addis Ababa
 
 Kenya 0 (3)
 
 Rwanda (pen.) 1 (4)
 
1 December - Addis Ababa
 
 Sudan 1 (2) Third place
 
 South Sudan 0 (3)
 
5 December - Addis Ababa
 
 Sudan (pen.) 0 (5)
 
 Ethiopia (pen.) 1 (5)
 
 
 Sudan 1 (4)
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Uganda  2–0  Malawi
Tanzania  1–1 (3–4 p.)  Ethiopia
South Sudan  0–0 (3–5 p.)  Sudan
Rwanda  0–0 (5–3 p.)  Kenya

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Uganda  0–0 (a.e.t.) (5–3 p.)  Ethiopia
Rwanda  1–1 (a.e.t.) (4–2 p.)  Sudan

Third place playoff[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ethiopia  1–1 (5–4 p.)  Sudan

Final[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Uganda  1–0  Rwanda

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Source:

References[edit]