Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Cecafa Kagame Cup

Heroes fight off Amavubi



A Khamis Mcha Khamis brace was enough for Zanzibar to starve off a late Rwanda fight back as the Heroes beat the Amavubi 2-0 at a muddy Namboole on Thursday.

The result increased coach Salum Nassor’s side’s chances of the making the last eight of this year’s Cecafa Tusker Cup after they drew goalless with Eritrea in Group C opener.

For Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojovic’s Amavubi Stars, it couldn’t have gotten worse coming off a similar scoreline win over Malawi in their opening game.

Group C now has Zanzaibar topping with four points, Malawi and Rwanda on three. Eritrea are bottom with a point.

Zanzibar did not have to wait long to get out of their blocks, a patch of water proving their lucky charm.

Jean Claude Ndori, the Rwandan goalkeeper, raced out of this territory in an attempt to reach a through ball before Khamis Mcha.

Ndori clearly missed the ball after it was held-up by a muddy patch thanks to an afternoon downpour that left the stadium in distasteful condition. Khamis then picked it up to slot into an empty net on nine minutes against the run of play.

Zanzibar, having drawn goalless their opener with Eritrea, came close to making it 2-0 but Ndori saved well from Gulman Abdalla.

Rwanda pressed hard to draw level before the interval but Ally Mwadini kept out Jerome Sina and Haruna Nyonzima’s efforts.

The second period wasn’t any different, both sides trading blows on the water soaked pitch. But the moment arrived on 62 minutes, a through ball slicing the Rwandan backline and Khamis Mcha gladly receiving it to complete his brace with a sweet left placing.

The Amavubi did pull one back on 79 minutes when substitute Dady Birori headed in a cross from the right but the Heroes held on for all three points.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Mata can't replace Rooney
Manchester United started the first of three crucial Premier League games against West Brom (away),...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Rodgers must focus on the league
Many footballers arriving in the Barclays Premier League have been warned of second-season syndrome.

Sunday Oliseh
Dortmund's winning formula is killing it
I sat in Signal Iduna Park to watch Dortmund over-run Arsenal and wondered, how long will it take...

John Dykes
A Gooner or a gonner?
An International Break can do funny things to the mind. Mine, for instance was heavily engaged this...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Why can’t soccer be like rugby?
Sport is supposed to be sport; something we all do for the love of it, for recreational purposes,...

Neil Tovey
Backing Coetzee for Bafana
After three Afcon 2015 qualifiers, Bafana Bafana deserve credit for keeping as many clean sheets...