In Khartoum. NB: Silver Strikers of Lilongwe arrived a few days before the start of the tournament but were denied entrance by CECAFA General Secretary James Tirop (Kenya) for having registered late for the tournament; Kenyan side Gor Mahia arrived late for the opening match against El Merreikh but were unpunished; Silver Strikers remained in Khartoum for a few days in the hope of being allowed to enter but eventually returned home frustrated; out of protest Malawi left CECAFA, following the earlier example of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and never returned, later joining COSAFA instead. Group A El Merreikh 1-1 Gor Mahia Express FC 2-1 Simba SC El Merreikh 2-1 Express FC Simba SC 2-0 Gor Mahia Express FC 1-0 Gor Mahia El Merreikh abd Simba SC [abandoned at 1-2 in 88'] [Simba players were stoned by supporters; the match was abandoned with Merreikh losing 2-1; a replay was ordered, in which Simba, with 5 injured players, refused to take part; the replay was then apparently awarded to El Merreikh] 1.El Merreikh 3 2 1 0 3- 2 5 [Sudan] 2.Express FC 3 2 0 1 4- 3 4 [Uganda] 3.Simba SC 3 1 0 2 3- 2 2 [Tanzania] 4.Gor Mahia 3 0 1 2 1- 4 1 [Kenya] [NB: without goals that may have been awarded for Merreikh vs Simba] Group B El Hilal 1-0 Small Simba Young Africans 0-0 Mebrat Hail Young Africans 2-0 Small Simba El Hilal 0-0 Mebrat Hail El Hilal 1-1 Young Africans Mebrat Hail 0-2 Small Simba 1.Young Africans 3 1 2 0 3- 1 4 [Tanzania] 2.El Hilal 3 1 2 0 2- 1 4 [Sudan] 3.Small Simba 3 1 0 2 2- 3 2 [Zanzibar] 4.Mebrat Hail 3 0 2 1 0- 2 2 [Ethiopia] [aka EELPA] Semifinals Young Africans 0-0 Express FC [4-5 pen] El Merreikh n/p El Hilal [El Hilal withdrew in protest to the group A scandal from which their local rivals had profited; they insisted on playing group A runners-up El-Merreikh instead and were replaced by 3rd placed Small Simba (other source list the club as Shanigani)] El Merreikh 1-0 Small Simba Final El Merreikh 2-1 Express FC [Fatah El Rahman Faraq (2)] [sent-off in 2nd half: Fatah El Rahman Faraq (Merreikh) and Abdul Nsubuga (Express)]
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