Sudan is the first team to reach the finals of the CECAFA 2013 football tournament after eliminating the former African Champions, Zambia in a nail-biting finish. After 90 minutes of attacking football and solid defending from either teams, the match was drawn to the extra 30 added minutes. To the surprise of all supporters, Zambia took the lead with six minutes to full time when Captain, Hamoda Bashir slid to grant Ronald Kampamba time to control the ball and fire cleverly past goalkeeper Ali Abdelraham in the Sudanese goal post.
Zambia took a minute to celebrate but on resumption, Miaaz Abdelrahim tapped in for the equalizing goal following a text book move that involved Salah Ibrahim and Abdall Faris who squared the ball to find an unmarked Miaaz, who finished in an empty net after Zambian goalie, Toaster had been beaten on the near post.
With barely a minute to full time, tournament top scorer, Salah Ibrahim paid for the numerous chances he had missed earlier with a perfectly chested ball from the right before he volleyed home the winner that also booked them a slot in the finals on Thursday. (Source: Kawowo sports)