On song Kenya U20 will face Burundi in the quarter-finals of the Cecafa U20 tournament after finishing second in group B, Tanzania taking pole position.
Kenya were forced to settle for second in group B after finishing level on points with Tanzania, the Swahili speaking nation being handed first place on a fair play basis as the Kenyan contingent had accumulated more cards in the group games.
The tournament returns after a nine-year hiatus, last being played in Eritrea where Uganda were crowned champions.
Eritrea, Sudan, and Uganda will proceed to the knockout stage from group A, while Zanzibar joins group B leaders Tanzania and Kenya. Group C which had three teams after Rwanda failed to honor the tournament sees South Sudan and Burundi qualify for the quarter-finals.
Tanzania will battle it out with Uganda while Eritrea face-off with Zanzibar. Neighbors Sudan and South Sudan will take on each other in the other last eight clash.
Kenya had a spectacular start to the tournament, a 5-0 routing of Zanzibar before twice giving away the lead to share spoils with Tanzania in their second match. The Rising Stars then put the icing on the cake with a comfortable 4-0 romp over Ethiopia in their last group match at the FUFA Technical center.
The quarter-finals will be played on the 29-30 across two venues, the semi-finals scheduled for 2 October before the final showdown on 5 October.
Sudan vs South Sudan (Gulu)
Eritrea v Zanzibar (Njeru)
Tanzania v Uganda (Gulu)
Burundi v Kenya (Njeru)