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Without losing a match, Bandari eliminated; KCCA, Azam sail through to quarters

2019 CECAFA KAGAME CUP

(Rwanda – Kigali, Huye, Rubavu: July 6-21)

Fixtures:

Sunday, July 14, 2019:

Group ‘D’:

15.30: Match No. 24,  AS Ports (DJI) v AS Maniema (DRC) – Umuganda Stadium

13.00: Match No. 23, Gor Mahia (KEN) v KMKM (ZNZ) – Umuganda Stadium

Saturday, July 13, July 2019:

Group ‘A’:

18.00: Match No. 22,  Rayon Sports (RWA) v KMC (TAN)  -Kigali Stadium

15.30: Match No. 21, Atlabara (SSD) v TP Mazembe (DRC) – Kigali Stadium

Results:

Friday,  July 12:

Group ‘B’:

Match No. 20, KCCA (UGA) 2-1 Mukura Victory (RWA) – Stade Huye

Match No. 19,  Azam (TAN) 0-0 Bandari (KEN) – Stade Huye

Thursday, July 11:

Group ‘C’:

Match No.  18, APR (RWA) 4-0 Heegan (SOM) – Kigali Stadium

Match No. 17,  Proline (UGA) 1-2  Green Eagles (ZAM) – Kigali Stadium

 Wednesday, July 10:

Group ‘D’

Match No. 16: KMKM (ZNZ)  0-2 AS Maniema (DRC) – Stade Umuganda, Rubavu

Match No. 15: AS Ports (DJI) 0-2  Gor Mahia (KEN)  – Stade Umuganda, Rubavu

Tuesday, July 9:

Group ‘A’

Match No. 14: Atlabara (SSD) 0-2 Rayon Sports (RWA)

Match No. 13: KMC (TAN) 0-1 TP Mazembe (DRC)

Group ‘B’

Match No. 12: KCCA (UGA) 1-0 Azam (TAN)

Match No. 11: Bandari (KEN) 2-2 Mukura Victory (RWA)

GROUPING, RESULTS & FIXTURES:

GROUP ‘A’ GROUP ‘B’ GROUP ‘C’ GROUP ‘D’
Rayon Sports (RWA)
Azam (TAN)
APR (RWA)
Gor Mahia (KEN)
Atlabara (SSD)
Mukura Victory (RWA) Green Eagles (ZAM)
AS Maniema Union (DRC)
KMC (TAN)
Bandari (KEN)
Heegan (SOM)
KMKM (ZNZ)
TP Mazembe (DRC)
KCCA (UGA)     Proline (UGA)
AS Ports (DJI)

 

DATE M/NO TEAMS GROUP VENUE TIME
6 July 2019 1 Heegan  2-0 Green Eagles C Kigali Stadium 13.00
6 July 2 APR  1-0 Proline C Kigali Stadium 16.00
7 July 3 Bandari 1-1 KCCA B Huye Stadium 13.00
7 July 4 Azam 1-0 Mukura Victory B Huye Stadium 15.30
7 July 5 KMC 1-1 Atlabara A Kigali Stadium 13.00
7 July 6 Rayon Sports 1-0 TP Mazembe B Kigali Stadium 15.30
8 July 7 KMKM 0-2 AS Ports D Umuganda Stadium 13.00
8 July 8 Gor Mahia 2-1 AS Maniema D Umuganda Stadium 15.30
8 July 9 Proline 2-0 Heegan C Kigali Stadium 13.00
8 July 10 Green Eagles 0-1 APR C Kigali Stadium 15.30
9 July 11 Bandari 2-2 Mukura Victory B Huye Stadium 13.00
9 July 12 KCCA 1-0 Azam B Huye Stadium 15.00
9 July 13 KMC 0-1 TP Mazembe A Kigali Stadium 17.00
9 July 14 Atlabara 0-2 Rayon Sports A Kigali Stadium 19.00
10 July Wed 15 AS Ports 0-2 Gor Mahia D Umuganda Stadium 13.00
10 July Wed 16 KMKM 0-1  AS Maniema D Umuganda Stadium 15.30
11 July Thur 17 Proline 1-2 Green Eagles C Kigali Stadium 13.00
11 July Thur 18 APR 4-0  Heegan C Kigali Stadium 15.30
12 July Fri 19 Azam 0-0  Bandari B Huye Stadium 15.30
12 July Fri 20 KCCA 2-1  Mukura Victory B Huye Stadium 18.00
13 July Sat 21 Atlabara v TP Mazembe A Kigali Stadium 15.30
13 July Sat 22 Rayon Sports v KMC A Kigali Stadium 18.00
14 July Sun 23 Gor Mahia v KMKM D Umuganda Stadium 13.00
14 July Sun 24 AS Ports v  AS Maniema D Umuganda Stadium 15.30
15 July Mon   REST DAY      
16 Tue  

25

26

QUARTER FINALS

A1 v B2

B1 v A2

TBC TBC
17 July Wed 27

28

C1 v D2

D1 v C2

18 July Thur REST DAY
19 July Fri  

29

30

SEMI FINAL

Winner 25 v Winner 27

Winner 26 v Winner 28

TBC TBC
20 July Sat REST DAY
21 July Sun 31

32

3rd Place:

Loser 29 v Loser 30

FINAL:

Winner 29 v Winner 30

TBC TBC

THE Kenyan club from the country’s coastal town of Mombasa, Bandari, were eliminated at the end of the group stage of this year’s Cecafa Kagame Cup on Thursday. Their 0-0 draw with defending champions Azam of Tanzania Mainland at Stade Huye was no good as the Kenyans needed all the three points after two earlier shared matches.

Bandari had drawn 1-1 with Uganda’s Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] and 2-2 with Rwanda club Mukura Victory. This result left the Kenyan domestic “Cup” winners with three points from as many matches and without a chance of progressing to the quarter-finals.

Top: Azam (right) and Bandari contest a touchline ball during their Cecafa Kagame Cup match in Huye on Friday. Above: The Bandari X1 that started against Azam but were eliminated from the Kagame Cup competition

Top: Azam (right) and Bandari contest a touchline ball during their Cecafa Kagame Cup match in Huye on Friday. Above: The Bandari X1 that started against Azam but were eliminated from the Kagame Cup competition

Azam who needed a point to guarantee a slot in the last eight never made no mistake as they frustrated the Kenyans.

“It was all about luck. The ball just refused to go in,” a visibly disappointed Bandari striker Wycliffe Ochomo told the ‘Daily Nation’ in Huye.

On the other hand, Uganda league champions KCCA and reigning Cecafa (Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations) champions Azam sealed tickets to the quarter-final round of the Kagame Cup after the climax of the Group ‘B’ matches on Friday in Huye District.

Defending Kagame Cup champions Azam of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Mainland likely to face .... in the quarter finals on

Defending Kagame Cup champions Azam of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Mainland are likely to face Rwanda champions Rayon Sports in the quarter finals on Tuesday

The Ugandans defeated Mukura 2-1 courtesy of goals from Mike Mutyaba in the 5th minute and Allan Okello in the 42nd minute. Mukura had a late goal two minutes to go through a penalty converted by Burundian import Gael Duhayindavyi.

With the final Group ‘B’ matches winding up, KCCA tops the standings with seven points, unbeaten in three matches, followed by Azam with four points while Bandari and Mukura lie third and fourth with three and one point respectively.

Final Group ‘A’ action

The final Group ‘A’ matches will be played today [Saturday] at Stade de Kigali with South Sudan representatives Atlabara taking on Congolese champions TP Mazembe in pursuit for their maiden win in the tournament. The South Sudanese drew 1-1 with Kinondoni Municipal Council of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in the first match before losing to Rayon Sports of Rwanda 2-0 in the second tie.

Uganda's KCCA players celebrate Allan Okelo's (No. 25) goal against Mukura Victory at Huye Stadium on Friday

Uganda’s KCCA players celebrate Allan Okelo’s (No. 25) goal against Mukura Victory at Huye Stadium on Friday

On other hand, TP Mazembe with three points will come all out blazing in search for maximum points to seal their second-place finish in the group or even overtake Rayon Sports should they fail to win their last match against KMC which will be played later at 18.00hrs.

The Dar es Salaam club have a point picked against Atlabara in their first game and suffered a slim 1-0 loss to TP Mazembe in their previous match.

Rayon Sports who have been in a fine form know that a win would comfortably seal their first place finish with nine points. Star striker Jules Ulimwengu currently has three goals, topping the goal scoring chart.

Probable quarter final pairing

In the first quarter final round due on July 16, KCCA might face former CAF Champions League champions TP Mazembe while Azam will take on Rwandan Champions Rayon Sports supposing both Rayon Sports and TP Mazembe win their respective final Group ‘A’ matches on Saturday.

This was during the opening ceremony for the 2019 Cecafa Kagame Cup tournament at Stade de Kigali in Nyamirambo on July 7. The competition enters quarter-final stage on Tuesday

This was during the opening ceremony for the 2019 Cecafa Kagame Cup tournament at Stade de Kigali in Nyamirambo on July 6. The competition enters quarter final stage on Tuesday

In the second quarter final round due on July 17, APR might face AS Maniema Union of DR Congo while Kenyan side Gor Mahia will be up against Green Eagles of Zambia should they maintain their current standings in Group ‘D’ going into Sunday’s final matches.

The winner of the annual tournament stands to pocket $30,000 (Sh 3 million) in prize money while runners up will receive $20,000 (Sh 2m) and $10,000 (Sh 1m) respectively. – Reported by BONNIE MUGABE in Kigali; additional reporting by ‘Daily Nation’ in Huye

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