Cecafa Club Championship quarter finals set
Express FC's Eric Ssebuguzi (white) is challenge by a Ports Fc player in their opening match of the group
The group stages climaxed on Monday evening in El Fasher, Darfur with Ugandan side Express FC, Rayon Sport (Rwanda) and Djibouti’s Ports booking places.
After the arrival of their care-taker Coach Sam Ssimbwa, Express FC came from a goal down to draw 1-1 against Electric Sport of Chad and lead Group B.
Oumar Hissein gave Electric Sport a 29th minute lead after converting a penalty. Defender Ismael Kazibwe had fouled in the box.
But the hungry Express who had missed several scoring chances, levelled matters with three minutes to full time thorough substitute Kenneth Igema.
Express will now face three time champions APR of Rwanda in the first quarter final tie on Wednesday.
“The boys wasted so many chances, but we should have won with three clear goals. We are now going to surprise APR,” said Ssimbwa on the phone from Darfur.
In the other game played at the El Fasher Stadium, Cedric Amissi grabbed a hat-trick as Rwanda League champions Rayon Sport humbled Ports of Djibouti 4-1.
Both teams however went through as Rayon will now face another Ugandan side URA FC, while Ports battles Burundi’s Vital’O in the other quarter final games.
The fourth quarter final game will be a Sudanese affair as El Ahly Shady face Al Merreikh Al Fasher. The tournament, partly sponsored by Rwanda President Paul Kagame, will climax on July 1.