Cecafa Cup: Sudan beat South Sudan on penalties

Akram Elhadi Salim
Akram Elhadi Salim made the crucial contributions to send his side through to the last four

Sudan beat neighbours South Sudan in a penalty shootout to reach the semi-finals of the Cecafa Cup in Ethiopia.

The match ended 0-0 - just as it did when the sides when in the group stage last week - and, with no extra time played in the competition, penalty kicks were required to determine a winner.

Goalkeeper Akram Elhadi Salim was Sudan's hero, saving the very first effort from Eric Johana and then going on to score the final kick to give his side a 5-3 victory.

Sudan will next face Rwanda, who also need a penalty shootout to advance.

The defending champions were held to a goalless draw by Kenya but emerged victorious 5-3 after spot-kicks.

Uganda and Ethiopia meet in the other semi-final.

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