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Kabagambe starts, APR storms quarter


Vital’O (1) Elman (1)

APR (1) El-Merreikh (1)


3:00 pm: Al-Ahly Shandi Vs Al-Hilal (Kadguli)

3:00 pm: Express Vs Rayon Sport

5:00 pm: Electric Vs Ports

Joseph Kabagambe (right) in action against Rwanda’s APR FC

Uganda Cranes midfielder Joseph Kabagambe was a starter and key player as his club El-Merreikh played to a 1-all draw against APR in the fourth match of group ‘A’ of the Cecafa-Kagame Cup going on here in Darfur.

The results put APR at four points and became the first club to qualify for this year’s quarter finals. Speaking about the game, Kabagambe said he was doing his best to win a call back into the Cranes team. “I shall continue working hard……I know Micho will one time call me back. I am still ready to play for my country”, he said.

Uganda League champions Express FC returns to action today against Rwandese giants Rayon Sport FC in a match they have to win or pick a point to create chances of advancing to the knockout stage of this year’s Cecafa-Kagame Club Championship.

Express played to a goalless draw against Djibouti’s Ports FC in their group ‘B’ opening match as Rayon Sport also all drew 3-3 with Electric FC, a guest club from Chad. The Ugandan side created many chances at the goal mouth but on many occasions shot off target. Coach Wasswa Bbosa has however promised ‘a better approach’ to today’s game.

In Kadguli stadium, Al-Hilal that lost their first game to URA takes on Al-Ahly Shandi in a match that determines the two group winners. URA with 3 points have since Thursday pitched camp in Khartoum City as they await the results in today’s game.

In yesterday’s fixtures, stubborn Elman FC from the war ravaged Somalia forced a 1-1 draw against favorites Vital’O of Burundi. The Somalis were awarded a penalty in the 86th minute which was converted by striker Jibril Hassan Mohammed. Vital’O had earlier scored through Amis Tambwe in the 40th minute.

In the second game, Uganda’s Joseph Kabagambe was a starter for El-Merreikh against APR and was a key player as the two clubs shared points after a 1-all draw. APR with 4 points from two games became the first club to qualify for the quarter finals.

Former Proline FC mid fielder Andrew Butera featured for APR.

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