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CAF Women’s Champions League Qualifiers: CBE, BUJA Queens complete semifinal puzzle

The group stage of the ongoing CAF Women’s Champions League CECAFA Zonal Qualifiers successfully came to a climax on Thursday with two fixtures from Group A.

The games played at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru confirmed the last two semifinalists.

CBE FC from Ethiopia and BUJA Queens FC from Burundi won their respective final group game to secure progress to the last four.

In the first game, CBE FC made light work of Yei Joint Stars FC from South Sudan, winning the game 4-0.

Ariet Odong and captain Loza Abera scored in the first half before Senayt Bogale and substitute Mesay Temsegen added a goal each in the second half.

The win meant, CBE FC finished top of Group A on ten points from four games.

BUJA Queens FC had to dig deep to edge resilient FAD FC from Djibouti. The game looked easy on paper but the latter put up a remarkable performance to frustrate the Burundi outfit.

It took 74 minutes for defender Ruth Ingosi to break the deadlock and fire BUJA Queens into the lead.

FAD FC however did not give up and found the equalizer, five minutes from time though Nadia Nour.

However, their delight lasted only three minutes before Teopistar Situma found the winner for BUJA Queens FC.

The win saw them take the second place with nine points, two above hosts Kampala Queens FC.

BUJA Queens FC and CBE FC therefore join Vihiga Queens FC and JKT Queens FC from Group A as the semifinalists.

JKT Queens from Tanzania topped Group A with nine points and will face BUJA Queens FC while Vihiga Queens FC who settled for second place will take on Group A leaders CBE FC.

The semifinal games will be played on Sunday while the final will be played on Wednesday next week.

It should be noted that the Champion will represent CECAFA region at the finals of this year’s CAF Women’s Champions League in Ivory Coast later this year.

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