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Rising Stars edge Sudan to book Uganda semis at Cecafa

Rising Stars, the Kenya Under 20 football team secured a semifinal match following their victory against Sudan in their last pool match in the ongoing Cecafa Under 20 championships in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Stanley Okumbi led team edged out Sudan 2-1 in their last Group C match with goals from Gor Mahia striker Benson Omala scored the winning goal.

Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Fortune Omoto scored first for Stars in the 62th minute before Sudan’s Ali Gozoli Nooh equalised in the 67th minute but Omala scored the winner in the extra time to seal the semifinal.

Kenya led pool C on six points followed by Ethiopia who beat Sudan 3-2 on three points.

In other semifinal, hosts face South Sudan for a place in the final. The two finalists will book a place in next year’s U-20 Cup of Nations.

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