Rwanda’s run in Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup came to an end despite forcing a 2-1 win over Tanzania in their last Group A match.
Amavubi registered their only win of the tournament but it was too little too late for Antoine Hey men, who lost two and drew one of their last four games.
The slim win, however, did very little to save the sinking Amavubi with Zanzibar and Kenya leading the Group with six and four points respectively with two games to spare.
Tanzania, who are bottom of the Group with a single point, are also out with a match against Kenya still to come on Monday.
Amavubi, who lost their opening two matches in the hands of Kenya and Zanzibar, scored their first goal of the tournament in the 17th minute after Innocent Nshuti beat Tanzanian defence to slot home.
Tanzania levelled matters after Daniel Lyanga raised high above Rwandan defence to head home in the 28th minute. Substitute Abedii Biramahire restored Rwanda's lead in the 64th minute after slotting in from close range.
Ramadhan Kichuya was denied by the crossbar in the 78th minute as Tanzania tried to push for an equalizer.
Tanzania Starting XI: Aisha Manula (GK), Erasto Nyoni, Kennedy Juma, Jonas Mkude, Raphael Loth, Ibrahim Migomba, Himid Mao, Daniel Lyanga, Yahya Omary, Abdul Hassan and Mohamed Hassan.
Subs: Peter Manyika, Ramadhan Kambwili, Boniphace Maganga, Michael Kamagi, Hamisi Riziki, Amani Kyata, Yassin Said, Ramadhan Yahya and Oscar Mkomola.
Rwanda Starting XI: Marcel Nzarora (GK), Manzi Thierry, Mbogo Ali, Kayumba Soter, Omborenga Fitina, Nshimiyamana Amran, Bizimana Djihad, Rutanga Eric, Hakizimana Muhadjiri, Mico Justin and Nshuti Innocent.
Subs: Ndayishimiye Eric, Kimenyi Yves, Usengimana Faustin, Rugwiro Herve, Niyonzima Ali, Niyonzima Olivier, Manishimwe Djabel, Iradukunda Eric, Biramahire Abeddy, Sekamana Maxime and Yanick Mukunzi.