Abeddy Birahimire stepped off the bench to hit a second half winner as Rwanda bowed out of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on a high, beating Tanzania 2-1 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos in their only win of the tournament.
Kilimanjaro Stars who are on one point play Kenya in their final group match on Monday, but their fate is more or less sealed and they will follow Rwanda out of the tourney.
Rwanda broke the deadlock through Innocent Nshuti, but the Tanzanians fought back to draw level via a Daniel Lyanga diving header.
However, Antoine Hey’s men produced a brilliant move in the 65thminute, ending in Biramahire tapping the ball home.
Tanzania’s Ibrahim Ajib came close to giving Tanzania the lead but his curling freekick from the left came against the side netting.
The 1999 champions has bowed out of the tournament having only conjured four points from as many games.
Tanzania have one game remaining in the group, but with one point from three matches, the Taifa Stars have no chance of progressing into the next round.
Rwanda XI against Tanzania