Kenya will meet Burundi in the semi-finals of the ongoing CECAFA U23 Championship in Ethiopia.
Burundi fought from a goal down to Ethiopia to a 1-1 draw at the Bahir Dar International Stadium on Friday afternoon.
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The hosts took the lead through skipper Abubeker Nasir Ahmed with Burundi restoring parity in the 65the minute through defender Issa Hakizimana.
As the Burundi team progresses to the semi-final stage, Ethiopia will have to wait for the results in the other groups to progress if they are to come out as the second-best team in the groups.
“It has been a very tough game and Ethiopia kept us under a lot of pressure. But I am glad we managed to get the draw and progress to the semi-finals,” Burundi’s coach Ndayizeye as quoted by the CECAFA portal.
On his side, Wubetu Abate, the Ethiopian coach said: “We created so many chances and failed to take them.”
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