Cranes Team Home, CHAN Quarter Finals Set

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The Cranes team finally arrived back from Cape Town, South Africa last night after failing to make it to the knock out stage of the on-going Africa Nations Championship.

The Cranes team finally arrived home  from Cape Town, South Africa last night after failing to make it to the knock out stage of the on-going Africa Nations Championship.
 
The coach, players and FUFA President, Moses Magogo will this afternoon address the media on the tournament at the function slated for Ivy’s Hotel on Wakaliga Road.
 
But as the Cranes, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso are already home, the final stage for the quarter finals of the championship was set last night after DR Congo and Gabon captured the last two places.
 
DR Congo, the 2009 champions struggled from a goal down to beat Burundi 2-1 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane Stadium, while Gabon humbled underdogs Mauritania 3-2 to seal through.
 
Selemani Ndikumana gave Burundi the lead in the 14th minute before Makusu Mundele made amends form a missed penalty kick to score a brace before the 45 minutes. DR Congo took command of the second half but failed to add more goals.
 
In Mangaung, Bonventure Sokambi scored two goals in added time to save Gabon from a possible exit. Moulaye Ahmed Khalil netted a brace for Mauritania, while Duval Nzembi scored the other goal for the Gabon team.
 
For the quarter final stage, Mali will now face Zimbabwe, while Morocco takes on the Super Eagles of Nigeria all on January 25th at Cape Town Stadium. Ghana will battle DR Congo, while Gabon faces Libya in the other quarter final game on January 26th.
 
Meanwhile, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) CEO, Mvuzo Mbebe has said they are happy with the good delivery of the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) as promised.
 
Mbebe said that they upbeat about its delivery to date. “The LOC has ensured that facilities and infrastructure provided are of a standard benefiting that of Africa's Home Champions: the hotel facilities, stadium infrastructure and training facilities as well the tournament experience is equally the same as that experienced during AFCON, if not better.