CECAFA: Enchanting Burundi subjugates Ethiopia

Burundi has claimed three precious points against a cascading Ethiopia after a 4 - 1 thrashing at Bukhungu Stadium on Thursday December 7, 2017 at Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega.

Burundi got their first chance calling in a counter attack in the 12th minute but Mavugo Laudit fumbled it when he had the goalkeeper, Alemu Gatenet to beat. Nahimina Shasir blasted another chance for Burundi two minutes later when he blasted his close range shot over the bar.

Alemu Tilahun for Ethipia failed to convert a cross from  Sorure Abdirahman in the 18th minute when the home team started countering their visitors. Sorure should have fired Ethiopia ahead in the 27th minute but his powerful, clinically executed shot went past the goal mouth by inches.

Goal And Counter Goal

Kwizera Pierre scored for Burundi in the 33rd minute after they awarded a free kick outside the box as they controlled the tempo and procedings at Bikhungu. Ethiopia restored parity for Wallias in dying minutes of first half when the referee awarded them a rather easy penalty that was converted by Dukele Hetesa.

Thirteen minutes into the second half, goalkeeping errors awarded Burundi another chance to extend lead through substitute Urasenga Cedric who replaced Herimana Muossa as the second stanza started. Shasir made it 4 - 1 in the 82nd minute as Ethiopia grew timid and tired.

Mavugo Laudit scored through a penalty in 77th minute to stretch the score further away from struggling Ethiopians. Amaye brought down Shaban Hussein to necessitate the penalty award as Burundians piled pressure with attack after another.

Ethiopia XI: Alemu Gatenet, Bune Butako, Meta Bekele, Debele Bekele, Gabru Giday, Ete Kelbore, Alemu Tilahun, Sorure Abdirahman, Abdela Sani, Dukele Hetesa, Tilahun Yale,

Subs: Kidandu Amare, Balcha Shanko, Abebe Tilahun, Amaye Kastro, Ayele Selemon, Meleko Kenean, Gebre Tesfaye, Aregawi Amanuel, Kena Endale, Dana Birhanu.

Burundi XI: Nahima Jonathan, Kwizera Pierre, Hererimana Leon, Ndikumana Tresor, Nsimirimana David, Mousa Omar, Duhayidavyi Gael, Nahimina Shasir, Shaban Hussein, Mavugo Laudit, Herimana Muossa,

Subs: Arakaza Arthur, Rukundo Onestine, Nahimana Steve, Ndayshimiye Youssuf, Shaka Bienvenue, Moussa Mossi, Urasenga Cedrick, Ndoriyobija Eric, Fiston Abdoul.