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CECAFA Women Championship: Red hot Uganda Crested Cranes whip Zanzibar

CECAFA 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP:

Match Day 3: Group A

1st Match: Kenya 4-0 Burundi

2nd Match: Uganda 9-0 Zanzibar

Uganda Crested Cranes perfectly recovered from the opening day blushes against Kenya with a resounding 9-0 victory against Zanzibar in a group A of the CECAFA Women championship.

This was during the second match day three fixture played at the FUFA Technical center, Njeru.

Uganda’s goals were scored by Hasifa Nassuna (four goals), Christine Nambirigge, and two goals apiece from U.S based Laki Otandeka and Fazilah Ikwaput.

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Hasifa Nassuna scored four goals in Uganda Crested Cranes’ 9-0 humiliation of Zanzibar on Tuesday
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Uganda Crested Cranes XI against Zanzibar Queens at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru on Tuesday

Half time had ended 3-0 with the first goal, a penalty by Nassuna coming after 40 minutes of play.

Kenya leads group A with six points after two wins out of two games (both with 4-0 scorelines against Uganda and Burundi).

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Hundreds of football fans from Jinja and the surrounding areas are enjoying the CECAFA Women games free of charge, an offer given by CECAFA and FUFA
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Zanzibar Queens starting eleven against Uganda Crested Cranes

The Uganda Crested Cranes now has three points, same as Burundi. Kenya leads group A with six points and has qualified for the semi finals.

Next Fixture:

The tournament continues on Wednesday  with one match between Ethiopia against Rwanda in a group B fixture at 4 p.m.

Uganda Crested Cranes’ next fixture will come on Thursday against Burundi.

Team Line Ups:

Uganda XI:

Ruth Aturo (G.K), Christine Wanyana, Viola Namuddu, Gladys Nakitto, Yudaya Nakayenze, Jean Sseninde, Christine Nambirige, Naume Nagadya, Hasifa Nassuna, Laki Otandeka, Fazilah Ikwaput

Subs:

Fatumah Matovu (G.K), Zaina Namuleme, Tracy Akiror, Shakira Nalwooga, Ritah Nabossa, Sandra Nantumbwe, Winnie Babirye

Head coach: Majidah Nantanda

Zanzibar XI:

Saleha Ali Khadija (G.K), Abdallah Abdullahi Mwajuma (Captain), Riziki Abdalla Mohamed, Ali Khatib Mtumwa, Khalid Abdulla Warda, Fatuma Khatibu Salum, Hassam Ali Siajab, Nassirin Mohammed Ahmed, Khamis Rashid Zena, Sabahi Hashim Yussuf, Aziza Ali Mtumwa

Subs:

Zulekha Omari Kombo, Paulina Michael Zacharia, Neema Machano Othman, Suzana Francis Agostino, Nuru Nassib Makame, Msimu Suluhu Hassan

Head coach: Mustfa Hassan Suleiman

Match officials:

Center Referee: Suaris Iratunga (Burundi)

1st Assistant Referee: Speciose Nyinawabiri (Rwanda)

2nd Assistant Referee: Woisnet Abera (Ethiopia)

4th Official: Salma Mukansanga (Rwanda)

Match Commissioner: Lina Kessy (Tanzania)

Referee Assessor: Maqulate Onyango (Kenya)

Media Officer: Shafi’I Abokar (Somalia)

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