By Samuel Opio
The Uganda National Women football team, the Crested Cranes beat Zimbabwe 2-1 on Monday afternoon to progress to the semi-finals of the COSAFA Women’s Championship in South Africa.
Uganda Crested Cranes beat Zimbabwe 2-1 on Monday afternoon to secure a spot in the semifinals of the 2018 COSAFA Women Championship.
After a goalless first half that had a few chances for both sides with the best falling to Zimbabwe, Uganda’s coach Faridah Bulega called for some changes after the break.
Juliet Nalukenge came on for Rest Nanziri and it took the Kawempe Muslim forward just seven minutes to put Uganda into the lead. A long ball from Nassuna found Lillian Mutuuzo on the right who dribbled into Zimbabwe’s area before squaring to Nulukenge who had all the time to finish past Chido Dzingirai.
Mutuuzo was later withdrawn for Norah Alupo, and in the 79th minute the Crested Cranes found the second with skipper Tracy Jones Akiror heading in Nassuna’s corner that Dzingirai failed to deal with.
Uganda is the third East African country to feature in the COSAFA Women’s Championship after Tanzania (2011) and Kenya (2017).