Kenya hit Ethiopia to advance

Harambee Stars
Kenya's Harambee Stars players celebrate their victory over South Sudan during their Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup match at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Kampala on November 27, 2012. Kenya beat Ethiopia 3-1 in their final group derby to advance to the quarterfinals.  MOHAMMED AMIN | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya's Harambee Stars Friday qualified for quarterfinals of the regional Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup with a 3-1 win over Ethiopia in Uganda.

The Kenyans advanced irrespective of the outcome of the Uganda versus South Sudan game that was scheduled to begin later.

Harambee Stars needed to defeat Ethiopia in the last decisive Group A match at Nelson Mandela National Stadium in Uganda's capital.

Kenya coach James Nandwa was forced to make changes to the starting line-up following the expulsion from the team of forwards Paul Were and Kevin Omondi over discipline issues.

Kenyan lost 1–0 to Uganda Cranes in their opener before recovering to beat minnows South Sudan 2–0 on Tuesday.

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