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CECAFA Women Challenge cup 2018: Teenager Mutuuzo scores for Crested Cranes to edge Kenya

CECAFA Women Challenge Cup 2018:

  • Kenya (Harambee Starlets) 0-1 Uganda (Crested Cranes)

Uganda Women National Team-Crested Cranes edged Kenya in the opening match of the 2018 CECAFA Women Challenge Cup  played at the Stade de Kigali, Nyamirambo on Thursday.

The Crested Cranes won 0-1 with teenager Lillian Mutuuzo scoring the goal in the 7th minute.

Mutuuzo who was born on 22nd December 2002 plays on the right wing but was a thorn to Kenya’s backline.

Prayer session for the Crested Cranes players prior to kick off

Gallant defending by the backline led by Yudaya Nakayenze, Shadia Nankya, Viola Namuddu and Aluka Grace (same players who faced Kenya in the AFWCON Qualifiers ealry this year) were alert for the entire game.

Uganda Crested Cranes players celebrate the after the lone strike.

Tracy Akiror captained the team in the absence of  Hasifah Nassuuna

The youthful Crested Cranes Starting XI that defeated Kenya in Kigali on Thursday
Time for the Uganda National Anthem on the Crested Cranes bench
National Anthem moment for Crested Cranes players before taking on Kenya in Kigali
Time for the toss of the coin. Crested Cranes skipper Tracy Jones Akiror is on the right

Uganda returns to action on Saturday, 21st July 2018 against Ethiopia at the Stade De Kigali.

How Crested Cranes lined up:

Ruth Aturo (GK), Viola Namuddu, Grace Aluka, Shadia Nankya, Yudaya Nakayenze, Tracy Jones Akiror (Captain), Lilian Mutuuzo, Phiona Nabbumba, Ziana Namuleme, Juliet Nalukenge, Norah Alupo

Substitutes: Daisy Nakaziro (GK), Aisha Namukisa, Bridget Nabisalu, Monica Namwase, Daniela Favour Nambatya, Winnie Babirye, Esther Naluyimba

Uganda’s Next Matches:

Saturday, 21-7-2018 

  • Ethiopia Vs Uganda Stade De Kigali (2 pm)

Monday,23-7-2018 

  • Uganda Vs Tanzania -Stade De Kigali (2 pm)

Wednesday, 25-7-2018 

  • Uganda Vs Rwanda -Stade De Kigali,(4 pm)

MAIN PHOTO: Lilian Mutuuzo Celebrates her goal

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