Walia Ibex eye CECAFA Cup knockout stages

Walia Ibex eye CECAFA Cup knockout stages

by Bertin Basson

Thursday Dec 07, 2017. 10:30

Ethiopia will have their focus set on booking their place in the knockout stages of the 2017 CECAFA Cup when they take on Burundi in Kenya on Thursday afternoon.

Kick-off is at 14h00 CAT.

The Walia Ibex currently sit top of Group B following a 3-0 win over South Sudan in their tournament opener. Abed Yalew bagged a brace for the Ethiopians before Abubakher Sani added his name to the score sheet for the four-time champions.

Ethiopia last won the CECAFA tournament in 2005, defeating Rwanda 1-0 in the final.

As for Burundi, the Swallows held 14 champions Uganda to a goalless stalemate in their group opener.

The result will come as a major boost as they aim to improve on their best showing at the tournament. A second place finish way back in 2004.

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