KCB striker Paul Reagan Otieno and Ali Suleiman Ibrahim (Eritrea) are the current leading scorers in the on-going CEFACA under-23 tournament in Ethiopia

As the regional tournament enters match seven on Saturday, Otieno and Suleiman Ibrahim have scored three goals each, while Ethiopia’s skipper Abubeker Nasir Ahmed has scored two goals together with Kenya’s Benson Oluoch Ochieng.

Suleiman Ibrahim netted a hat-trick in their opening 3-3 draw against hosts Ethiopia, but failed to find the net in the 3-0 defeat to Burundi yesterday.

Kenya’s forward Otieno who has vowed to keep scoring netted two in the 3-0 win against Djibouti and added one more to help the Emerging Stars stop South Sudan 2-0 yesterday at the Bahir Dar Stadium.

“I am glad we have won two games and now booked a place in the semi finals. I will keep working hard to make sure I score more goals that can help the team get to the later stages of this tournament and may be win the trophy,” said Otieno.

The tournament will continue on Saturday with one game on card as hosts Ethiopia battle Burundi in a Pool B match which will determine which team will come out top to make it to the semi-final stage.

Leading Scorers

3 – Paul Reagan Otieno (Kenya)
– Ali Suleiman Ibrahim (Eritrea)
2 – Abubeker Nasir Ahmed (Ethiopia)
– Benson Oluoch Ochieng (Kenya)
1 – William Solomo Tesfae (Ethiopia)
– Ismael Nsihimirimana (Burundi)
– Abdourahmani Rukundo (Burundi)
– Issa Hakizimana
– Reliant Llusajo Mwakasagule