Hosts Kenya scored two first-half goals to beat 10-man Rwanda to launch their Cecafa Challenge Cup campaign on Sunday. The Kenyans could have won by an even bigger margin at the newly refurbished Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, in Western Kenya.
The Ethiopian national side are in Group B along with Uganda, South Sudan, Burundi and Zimbabwe.
The national side will have their match against Burundi on December 4. The host nation Kenya, Libya, Tanzania and Rwanda are in Group A.