Analysis: Cecafa’s Best XI of The Quarter Finals

2015 Cecafa Kagame club cup enters the final stages with only four clubs left to battle for the ultimate prize; a trophy, doctor USD 30, no rx 000 and bragging rights.

Kenyan champions Gor Mahia were the first to qualify after struggling to eliminate South Sudan’s Malakia to set up ‘replay’ with Al Khartoum.

Azam downed fellow giants Yanga while KCC Fc and Al Khartoum humiliated their opponents Al Shandy and APR by 3-0 and 4-0 respectively. Here we look at some if the best performers as analyzed by our reporter.

Rarely do you see a goalkeeper leading a celebration, see but Aisha Salum Mwanula (Azam) did exactly that after saving Yanga’s newly acquired left back Mwinyi Mngwali’s penalty on Wednesday.

There were few defenders who were outstanding in the last eight as 75% of the games were full of goals, all around but, Ivory Coast and Azam centre back, Wawa Pascal was excellent saving Godfrey Mwashiuya’s goal bound cross just on the line on the 21st minute together with slotting home his penalty.

He is partnered by Haroub ‘cannavaro’, who despite losing stood his ground commanding the backline perfectly keeping off attacks from Azam dangerous forward John Bocco and Kipre Tchetche. Aggrey Morris takes one spot though was shaky in the beginning but gained momentum towards the game, capping his name with a winning goal in the shootouts. The back-4 is not complete without Gor Mahia’s Karim Nzigiyimana.


Red hot Godfrey Walusimbi was undoubtedly the best player for the Kenyan champions connecting two goals in a space of five minutes to gift his team a spot in the last four.


He is joined by KCCA FC lanky mid fielder Joseph Ocaya with an impressive low shot for the opener and an assist towards the end of the game.

The Ugandans dominate most of the midfield, man of the match and Skipper Tom Masiko sitting behind the lone striker while Ivan Ntege stands in front of the defenders with his first half spectacular one on one timely tackle to keep Al Shandy at bay after keeper Opio had already been beaten.

Al Khartoum duo of Amin Ibrahim and second half substitute Osman Salaheldin complete the squad. Amin bagged a brace while Osman went joint top in score sheet in the rout against APR.


Aisha Mwanula (Azam); Aggrey Morris and Wawa Pascal (Azam), Haroub Nadir (Yanga), Karim Nzigiriyimana (Gor); Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor), Joseph Ocaya, Tom Masiko, Ivan Ntege (KCCA Fc), Amin Ibrahim(Al Khartoum); Osman Salaheldin (Al Khartoum)

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