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Uganda-Eritrea game moved back to Nairobi

Results: Somalia (0) Vs Tanzania (1), Zambia (1) Vs Burundi (1)

Today: Sudan Vs Rwanda (2:00pm), Eritrea Vs Uganda (4:00pm)

THE Uganda Cranes will now have to play their second group stage match against Eritrea from the City stadium in Nairobi and not Machakos as earlier planned. This will be the second group stage game for the defending champions in Nairobi.

The CECAFA Technical committee dispatched off this Sunday afternoon to assess the situation at Jomo Kenyatta stadium, Machakos County returned with confirmed reports to have the matched moved to another stadium due to excessive rains.

CECAFA General Secretary Nicholas Musonye called an abrupt press conference to announce the changes. “The ground in Machakos is soggy and we cannot automatically have the matches there tomorrow” said Musonye adding that the delegation arrived and left when it was even still raining.

“We apologize to our team officials for these abrupt changes but we were left with no option….we have no control over rain. The two Monday matches will now be played at the City ground in Nairobi”, Musonye told the press conference comprising both local and international journalists.

Uganda will play their match against Eritrea at 4:00pm but the venue for their last group stage match is to be decided later according to the revised fixtures. The Tuesday and Wednesday matches have also been shifted to Nakuru in order to give both Nyayo and Jomo Kenyatta stadium a breather.

Meanwhile Tanzania mainland edged stubborn Somalia 1-0 in a match that had the Somalis playing their best game in the recent past of this event. Former Africa champions Chipolopolo were also put to task to show cause for victory by the Burundians until their late score to end the game 1-0 in their favour.

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