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CECAFA U17: Nalukenge hat-trick sets alight Uganda past Burundi on high scoring match day 1

CECAFA U-17 Girls’ Championship 2019

Match Day One Results

  • Tanzania 5- 0 Eritrea
  • Kenya 14-0 Somalia
  • Uganda 4-0 Burundi

A total of 23 goals were scored on match day one of the 2019 CECAFA U17 Girls championship at the FUFA Technical Centre in Uganda on Monday.

Tanzania overcame Eritrea 5-0 during the first game, Kenya humbled Somalia 14-0  in the subsequent match and hosts Uganda beat Burundi 4-0 in the final game on the busy day.

Uganda’s captain and leading forward Juliet Nalukenge scored a hat-trick and Samalie Nakachwa scored the other.

Juliet Nalukenge (right) in celebration

Hat-trick Heroine Juliet Nalukenge gets her ball from the match referee

Team Uganda U17 girls in celebration

The first game had witnessed Tanzania humble Eritrea 5-0 under sunny conditions.

Aisha Hamis Masaka (brace) and Joyce Meshack (hat trick) were on target for Tanzania.

Tanzania against Eritrea

The lunch time kick off saw Kenya humiliate Djibouti 14-0.

Eritrea Girls U17 Team
Action between Kenya and Djibouti Girls U17 teams

Viola Khalai scored five goals, Fasila Adhiambo (four), Anna Arusi (hat trick) and while Doreen Achieng scored once.

Match day two will be played on Wednesday with another round of three matches at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

The tournament is played in a round robin format and the team with the highest number of points will be declared the champion.

Match officials with the two team captains prior to kick off

Uganda U17 girls XI

Uganda U-17 Starting XI: Daphine Nyayenga, Samalie Nakachwa, Stella Musubika, Bira Naddunga, Kevin Nakachwa, Margaret Kunihira, Sumaya Komuntale, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Juliet Nalukenge(Captain), Catherine Nagadya, Fauzia Najjemba

The flags prior to kick off
The pre match customs
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