Abdela Abubeker broke the deadlock for Ethiopia in the first half with the Walya Antelopes seemingly headed for a shock result that would earn them a last four ticket.However, a lapse in concentration in the final minutes saw them drop the pot at the doorstep.The Walyas however stand a chance to qualify should South Sudan beat Burundi tomorrow, but that is a long shot considering the South Sudanese are the group’s punching bag.Abubeker tapped home from inside the box in the 21st minute after Uganda keeper Ismail Watenga spilled a shot from Yele Firew.The Cranes shaken from the shocking result against a side that had lost 4-1 to Burundi sought an immediate response and Muzamiru Mutyaba made an attempt with a header but it went over.Seeing his side had been totally dominated, Cranes head coach Moses Basena made changes Milton Karisa coming in for Sadam Juma who had failed to click in his first start of the tournament.Taking in a 1-0 halftime lead, Ethiopia came back after the break determined to lock up the result by defending well. Basena made another change, bringing on Allan Katterega for Mutyaba.On the hour mark, Uganda came close again, this time Karisa’s header going inches wide from a Joseph Nsubuga cross. Karisa came close again in the 75th minute with a stinging shot saved by the Ethiopian keeper.Despite a numerical advantage after Muleme’s red card, Uganda piled the pressure and were rewarded in the 84th minute when Nsibambi knocked the ball home inside the box after a goalmouth melee.Shares(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) SharesUganda’s Isaac Muleme in action for the Cranes during their CECAFA Senior Challenge match against Ethiopia at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on December 10, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 10- Derrick Nsibambi’s goal six minutes from time earned Uganda a 1-1 draw against Ethiopia on Sunday evening as the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup defending champions did just enough to earn a ticket to the semi-finals.Uganda had to finish the match with nine men with Isaac Muleme sent off 10 minutes to time for a second yellow, same fate Timothy Awany suffered in added time with his second booking being for time wasting.
21st Century Fox has agreed to sell its 39% stake in Sky to Comcast after the US pay TV giant emerged triumphant from an intense bidding process over the weekend.Rupert MurdochWith the move Rupert Murdoch, who is chairman of 21st Century Fox, cashes out his interest in Sky – a company that he launched in the UK nearly 30 years ago.Comcast’s £17.28 (€19.23) per share offer for Sky values Fox’s stake in the business at £11.6 billion. In a statement Fox congratulated Comcast on its pending acquisition.“When we launched Sky in 1989 it was four channels produced from a prefab structure in an industrial park on the fringes of west London,” read the Fox statement.“We bet – and almost lost – the farm on launching a business that many didn’t think was such a good idea. Today, Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company and a world-class example of a customer-driven enterprise.”Disney, which is in the process of acquiring most of 21st Century Fox’s TV and film assets in a separate US$66 billion deal that was agreed in December, consented to Fox’s sale of its Sky stake.The company said that the Sky deal, combined with the divestiture of the Fox Sports Regional Networks, will significantly reduce the amount of debt it will incur in acquiring 21st Century Fox.Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement that the proceeds from both Sky and Fox Sports Regional Networks will “substantially reduce the cost of our overall acquisition and allow us to aggressively invest in building and creating high-quality content for our direct-to-consumer platforms to meet the growing demands of viewers.”Commenting on Fox’s decision to sell its Sky stake to Comcast, Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch described the deal as the close of one chapter and the opening of another.“Nearly 30 years ago Rupert Murdoch took a risk to launch Sky and in the process changed the way we watch television forever,” said Darroch.“His vision and belief has enabled us to grow in to Europe’s leading direct-to-consumer media business and I would like to personally thank him, James [Murdoch] and 21st Century Fox for their consistent support as shareholders, board members and friends.”21st Century Fox had previously moved to take full control of Sky but was eventually outbid by Comcast in a sealed bidding process that concluded at the weekend.Comcast’s bid of £17.28 per share represented a premium of 125% on the company’s price at the end of 2016, just before 21st Century Fox made its initial approach for Sky. Fox placed a final bid of £15.67 per share for Sky.Sky said at the weekend that it was in the best interests of all Sky shareholders to accept the Comcast offer, while Fox’s immediate reaction was to say it would consider its options regarding its own 39% stake in the company.