Host Eritrea will play rival Kenya today to see who will end up being GROUP A leader. Both Teams have qualified to the semi-finals. While Kenya has shown it's scoring power against Somalia, Eritrea seems to get the wins through defense and possession of ball. Mean while Uganda the defending champs have advanced to the final four along with Rwanda which got a second life after Zanzibar was caught when it illegally used an over age player. Monday's game between Eritrea and Kenya will be a deciding game to see who will play Uganda or Rwanda as both teams have already advanced to the next round. Eritrea must win and the game against Kenya will be a test if they can handle a tough challenge.
We will pick up from Friday's scores from Group B as Rwanda defeated Yemen by the score of 1-0 to advance as a second place team after Zanzibar lost to Uganda 3-1. Rwanda should be commended as the team is composed of it's under 17 squad that will be playing in the African under 17 nations cup which Rwanda will host in January of 2011.
In Group A Tanzania got a whooping 3-1 by Kenya as Kenya leads the group with more goals than Eritrea even though they are both tied with 7 points. If Eritrea wins it will have 10 points and will be seeded number 1 in Group A setting up a semifinal against Rwanda and if Eritrea loses it will play against Uganda which has been playing some excellent soccer.
Good luck to the Red Sea boys, Meanwhile Eri-International sports blog will have an exclusive interview with Eritrean-Australian youngster and up and coming star GOLGOL Mebrhatu all the way from the land down under. Eri-international sports will also have a round up of the Eritrean sports festival and more very soon.
Stay Tuned this week in what could be a historical moment in Eritrean soccer.
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