Zaznibar defied hard all odds to reach the final, beating holders Uganda 2-1 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu yesterday.
In the first semis played on Thursday at the same venue, hosts Kenya defeated Burundi by a solitary goal to qualify for the final.
While Uganda threatened for large parts of the game, a nicely structured Zanzibafr defence frustrated the Cranes and ultimately edged out the game.
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"This is going to be a tough match for sure, Zanzibar have worked their way to the semis and want to show it was not by chance".
Zanzibar took the lead in the 22nd minute when Abdulaziz Makame reacted first to a poor clearance form Nicholas Wadada to dispatch Salum Abubakar's corner but Uganda needed just six minutes to level matters.
Kenya and Zanzibar were in group A alongside Tanzania, Libya and Rwanda.
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Kenya qualified for the semis as group leaders while Zanzibar finished second.
Once again and on home soil, Harambee Stars have the opportunity to assert their status as the region's top dogs when they battle Zanzibar in the final of this year's Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup tomorrow.
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