Uganda, Burundi Storm CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship Semi Finals

Uganda, Burundi Storm CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship Semi Finals

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By Spy Uganda

Uganda Crested Cranes and Burundi have qualified for the semi-final stage at the on-going CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship-TheSpy Uganda reports.

The two teams made it to the knock-out stage after the Crested Cranes picked a 5-0 win against Djibouti in the first Group A match played today at the FUFA Technical Centre yesterday.

Burundi also made sure they made it to the next stage with a hard fought 2-1 win against Rwanda in the second Group A match played as the regional tournament entered Day 3 on Friday.

In the earlier match played last week, Aisha Nantongo put Uganda in the lead after 15 minutes.

The Djibouti team continued to play a highly defensive game before Uganda’s defender Margret Namirimu shot from outside the box to make it 2-0.

After recess the Djibouti team tried to reorganize, but still lacked the fire power in attack. Uganda Crested Cranes added three more goals through Sandra Nabweteme, substitute Phiona Nabbumba and Fazila Ikwaput.

In the second match Burundi’s Sandrine Niyonkuru netted a brace to ensure they make it to the knock out stage. Niyonkuru gave Burundi the lead after 13 minutes, but Zawadi Usanase leveled matters for Rwanda.

Uganda now lead Group A with six points and a better goal difference than Burundi who also have the same number of points. The two sides who will also feature in the TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations 2022 in July will face-off on Sunday to decide who leads the Group.

Action returns on Saturday [today] with Group B matches as Ethiopia takes on Tanzania, and South Sudan facing Zanzibar in the second match.

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