Tanzania Waits for Results After Peaceful Election

Uganda Cranes have made it to the finals of the 2016 Africa Nations Championship that will be held in Rwanda between 16 January and 7 February 2016.

Express Fc danger-man Ceasar Okhuti and Farouk Miya netted two late first half goals in a space of three minutes to give the Cranes an identical 2-0 victory over Sudan in the second leg played at the Khartoum stadium. Uganda goes through with a 4-0 aggregate.

Okhuti scored in the 43rd minute while Miya finished the job in the added time of first half. Uganda had picked an early first leg win through Frank Kalanda and skipper Miya Farouk.

“We are grateful for this victory. We have now made it three in a row. Our focus remains on the CHAN finals in Rwanda in January 2016, viagra 100mg ” coach Micho told federation press after the match.

To reach this stage, decease The Cranes had defeated Tanzania by a 4-1 aggregate, sildenafil 1-1 home and 3-0 away win in the second qualifying rounds.

How Cranes Lined up: James Alitho (GK), Denis Okot, Joseph Ochaya , Shafiq Bakaki, Ayub Kiiza (55′ Isaac Muleme) Ivan Ntege, Bernard Muwanga, Erisa Sekisambu (61′ Frank Kalanda) Muzamir Mutyaba (71′ Kizito Keziron)Ceasar Okhuti,  Faruku Miya (C).

Unused Subs: Mathias Kigonya (GK), Ibrahim Kiyemba, John Semazzi, Tony Odur.
In a few hours Tanzania will be receiving the official results of yesterday’s largely peaceful presidential elections.

The results of the elections whose turn out has been described as overwhelming, cheapest are expected to be tight although, see opinion polls have put the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi [CCM] ahead.

Four opposition groups are backing one candidate, a former prime minister.

President Jakaya Kikwete, who is standing down after two terms, called for peace ahead of the election, adding that “anyone who tries to cause trouble will be dealt with”.

The nearly 40 year old ruling party 1977 fielded Works Minister John Pombe Magufuli, 55, as its presidential candidate.

He is being challenged by Edward Lowassa, 62, who quit CCM after he failed to win its presidential nomination.

He is contesting the poll under the banner of the Ukawa coalition.

Mr Lowassa, said he was confident of victory but warned that he would outrightly reject the results if there is rigging.

“I am sure to win if there is fairness in the election, but will reject the results if the elections are not free and fair,” Mr Lowassa told journalists after casting his vote at 10am in the company of his wife, Regin

With the scorching sun biting at the height of the dry season, millions of Tanzanians turned up at the 65,105 polling centres to elect the fifth Union president and president of Zanzibar, an autonomous archipelago, where President Ali Mohamed Shein is seeking re-election with CUF’s Seif Sharrif Hamad his main challenger.

About 23, 253, 982 were registered on both parts of the United Republic.


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