Kenya based midfielder Khalid Aucho was the hero for the Cranes with a 48th minute goal that sunk hard fighting Sudan in the last Group C game at the on-going Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.
State Minister for Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi watched the Cranes game in Nairobi.
Kenyan based midfielder Khalid Aucho was the hero for the Cranes with a 48th minute goal that sunk hard fighting Sudan in the last Group C game at the on-going Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.
The Tusker FC midfielder who has been impressive since the tournament started last week released a long shot from outside the box to beat the Sudan goalkeeper Ali Abdelraman at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.
The Cranes who topped Group C with nine points from three matches will now face the Kilimanjaro Stars of Tanzania in the first quarter final clash in Mombasa on Saturday. Uganda's State Minister for Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi and Commissioner in-charge of Physical Education, Omara Apita also graced the Cranes game against Sudan.
Sudan substitue Salah Ibrahim who is one of the leading scorers in the tournament with three goals kept the Cranes defenders busy, but still failed to score. Uganda Cranes had goalkeeper benjamin Ochan and Saidi Kyeyune cautioned.
A happy Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic said after the game that he is happy with winning all the three group games. He added that although he respects their next opponents Tanzania, his team will come all out to prove a point.
In an earlier game played at the Machakos Stadium, Rwanda squeezed through to the last eight with a 1-0 win over Eritrea. Michel Ndahinduka netted the lone goal. The Rwanda team will now face hosts Kenya in the last eight, while Zambia take on Burundi and Ethiopia battle Sudan.