GULU, Uganda – Sudan kicked off the 2019 Council for East and Central African Football Association (CECAFA) Under-20 Challenge Cup in style with a 4-0 win over Djibouti here on Saturday.
Abbas Mohamed gave Sudan the lead after 24 minutes as they dominated play.
The Djibouti team resorted to a defensive approach to deny Sudan’s chance of getting more goals.
After halftime break, Ali Albager Eljamri made it 2-0 for Sudan on 74 minutes. Yaser Ammar Aboalqassem increased Sudan’s lead in the 78th minute, 3-0.
In the 86th minute, Musab Kurdman Elsiddiq converted a penalty to seal the victory.
Sudan now lead Group A before Uganda face Eritrea in the second game at the same Stadium.
The 11-team tournament will go through to Oct. 5, with Group A having Uganda, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti, Group B composing of Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zanzibar, and Burundi, South Sudan, and Somalia in Group C. Enditem