2011 CECAFA Cup

The 2011 CECAFA Cup was an international football competition consisting of East and Central African national teams. It was the 35th edition of the annual CECAFA Cup. The tournament was hosted by Tanzania for the second consecutive year and seventh time overall.[1]

2011 CECAFA Cup
CECAFA Tusker Challenge Cup 2011
Tournament details
Host countryTanzania
Dates25 November – 10 December
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uganda (12th title)
Runners-up Rwanda
Third place Sudan
Fourth place Tanzania
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored62 (2.38 per match)
Top scorer(s) Meddie Kagere
Olivier Karekezi
Emmanuel Okwi
(5 goals each)
Best player(s) Haruna Niyonzima

The tournament received Sh823 million (approximately $450,000) sponsorship from Serengeti Breweries Limited which covered the fees of the tournament such as the air tickets of all delegates, accommodations and prize money to name a few.[2] The competition was therefore known as the CECAFA Tusker Challenge Cup 2011.

Participants

   

The Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) General Secretary Nicholas Musonye said that over 10 football associations applied to play as a guest team in the tournament.[3] Out of all the applicants, the final shortlist was trimmed to four; Côte d'Ivoire, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia.[4] However the Confederation of African Football (CAF) stated that Côte d'Ivoire and Zambia were not eligible to play in the competition as they had qualified for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Teams are not able to compete in another competition within a two-month period of the Africa Cup of Nations.[5]

The invite was eventually extended to Malawi.[6] However, it was then reported that they withdrew, citing financial constraints and lack of preparation time due to the late invite.[7] Zimbabwe had then been invited to replace them but the Malawian government told the Football Association of Malawi to reconsider their participation in the tournament as they along with CECAFA will shoulder their expenses.[8]

Eritrea were initially scheduled to participate but withdrew due to lack of funds and were replaced with Namibia. It was suggested by some media outlets that Eritrean authorities were mindful of players attempting to seek political asylum whilst in Tanzania.[9] Namibia eventually turned down the invitation, stating that it would disrupt the Namibia Premier League schedule.[10] They were replaced by Zimbabwe.[11]

Squads

Group stage

All times are East Africa Time (EAT) – UTC+3

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up and two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Rwanda 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
 Zimbabwe 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Tanzania 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3
 Djibouti 3 0 0 3 2 10 8 0
Source:
Tanzania 0 – 1 Rwanda
Report Karekezi  22'
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
Zimbabwe 2 – 0 Djibouti
Ngoma  9'
Amini  73'
Report

Rwanda 2 – 0 Zimbabwe
Kagere  24', 82' Report
Referee: Davies Ogenche Omweno (Kenya)
Tanzania 3 – 0 Djibouti
Ulimwengu  2'
Kazimoto  37'
Rashid  85'
Report

Rwanda 5 – 2 Djibouti
Bokota  3'
Mugiraneza  57'
Karekezi  78', 80', 86'
Report Daoud  25', 34'
Tanzania 1 – 2 Zimbabwe
Kazimoto  88' Report Ngoma  1'
Maulid  11' (o.g.)
Referee: Davies Ogenche Omweno (Kenya)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Burundi 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
 Uganda 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
 Zanzibar 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
 Somalia 3 0 0 3 1 11 10 0
Source:
Burundi 4 – 1 Somalia
Ndayisaba  30'
Papy  45'
Amissi  54'
Ndayisenga  86'
Report Ali  90+2' (pen.)
Uganda 2 – 1 Zanzibar
Wagaluka  40'
Sserumaga  77'
Report Ali  47'
Referee: Davies Ogenche Omweno (Kenya)

Somalia 0 – 4 Uganda
Report Wagaluka  48'
Okwi  61', 76', 90'

Somalia 0 – 3 Zanzibar
Report Selemba  8'
Omar  51'
Morris  87'
Referee: Hudu Munyemana (Rwanda)
Burundi 1 – 0 Uganda
Amissi  40' Report
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Malawi 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
 Sudan 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Kenya 3 1 0 2 2 3 1 3
 Ethiopia 3 0 2 1 2 4 2 2
Source:
Sudan 1 – 1 Ethiopia
Tahir  8' Report Kebede  34'
Referee: Eric Gasinzigwa (Burundi)
Kenya 0 – 2 Malawi
Report Banda  23'
Kamwendo  66' (pen.)
Referee: Wiish Yabarow (Somalia)

Ethiopia 0 – 2 Kenya
Report Mugalia  13'
P. Ochieng  44'
Referee: Gervais Munyanziza (Rwanda)
Malawi 0 – 0 Sudan
Report
Referee: Hudu Munyemana (Rwanda)

Ethiopia 1 – 1 Malawi
Girma  16' (pen.) Report Kabichi  27'
Referee: Israel Mujuni (Tanzania)
Kenya 0 – 1 Sudan
Report Koko  25'
Referee: Wiish Yabarow (Somalia)

Ranking of third-placed teams

At the end of the first stage, a comparison was made between the third-placed teams of each group. The two best third-placed teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 B  Zanzibar 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
2 A  Tanzania 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 3
3 C  Kenya 3 1 0 2 2 3 1 3
Source:

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
5 December 2011
 
 
 Burundi0
 
8 December 2011
 
 Sudan2
 
 Sudan1
 
5 December 2011
 
 Rwanda2
 
 Rwanda2
 
10 December 2011
 
 Zanzibar1
 
 Rwanda2 (2)
 
6 December 2011
 
 Uganda (pens.)2 (3)
 
 Uganda1
 
8 December 2011
 
 Zimbabwe0
 
 Uganda (a.e.t.)3
 
6 December 2011
 
 Tanzania1 Third place
 
 Malawi0
 
10 December 2011
 
 Tanzania1
 
 Sudan1
 
 
 Tanzania0
 

Quarter-finals

Burundi 0 – 2 Sudan
Report Rabei  41'
Musa  60'
Referee: Ronnie Kalema (Uganda)
Rwanda 2 – 1 Zanzibar
Mugiraneza  39'
Kagere  88'
Report Mohammed  46'
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopie)

Uganda 1 – 0 Zimbabwe
Kizza  15' Report
Referee: Wiish Yabarow (Somalia)
Malawi 0 – 1 Tanzania
Report Bakari  37'
Referee: Hudu Munyemana (Rwanda)

Semi-finals

Sudan 1 – 2 Rwanda
Agab  68' Report Iranzi  6'
Karekezi  78'

Uganda 3 – 1 (a.e.t.) Tanzania
Mwesigwa  56'
Okwi  102'
Isinde  111' (pen.)
Report Ngassa  18'
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)

Third place play-off

Sudan 1 – 0 Tanzania
Eldin  84' Report

Final

Rwanda 2 – 2 (a.e.t.) Uganda
Kagere  51', 79' Report Isinde  77'
Okwi  80'[note 1]
Penalties
Kagere
Niyonzima
Mugiraneza
Gasana
Kagabo
2 – 3 Isinde
Oloya
Kavuma
Kizza
Mwesigwa


 2011 CECAFA Cup Winners 

Uganda
Twelfth title

Awards

The following were the awards of the tournament:[12]

Individual awards
Prize Money
  • Champions: Uganda – $30,000
  • Runner-up: Rwanda – $20,000
  • Third place: Sudan – $10,000

Goalscorers

5 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Notes

  1. Olivier Karekezi headed the ball into his own net when he tried to brush off a corner from Emmanuel Okwi. However the referee awarded the goal to Emmanuel Okwi.[12]

References

  1. "CECAFA Challenge cup kicks off November 24". Sports News Arena. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  2. Omary, Majutmo (3 November 2011). "Cecafa gets Sh823m in Tusker lager brand sponsorship deal". The Citizen. Tanzania. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  3. "Cecafa Cup Groups revealed". SuperSport. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  4. "Cecafa settles for four guest teams". Star Africa. 22 October 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-11-24. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  5. "Zambia out of CECAFA". Times of Zambia. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  6. Majamanda, Jailos (9 November 2011). "Malawi finally invited to play CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup 2011". Malawi Today. Archived from the original on 12 November 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  7. Chibewa, Joe (16 November 2011). "Govt. U-turns on Flames Cecafa participation". The Maravi Post. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  8. Chingoma, Grace (16 November 2011). "Warriors get Cecafa invitation". The Herald. Zimbabwe. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  9. "Namibia take up Eritrea CECAFA slot". Capital Sports. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  10. Nikodemus, Sheefeni (18 November 2011). "Namibia turns down Cecafa invite". The Namibian. Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  11. "Zimbabwe replaces Namibia for CECAFA Cup". Star Africa. 25 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-12-01. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  12. Mugabe, Bonnie (11 December 2011). "Third time unlucky". The New Times. Rwanda. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
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