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CECAFA Women Championship: Tanzania triumphs, Uganda finish fourth

2016 CECAFA Women championship:

Final: Kenya 1-2 Tanzania

3rd Place play-off: Ethiopia 4-1 Uganda

Tanzania won the 2016 CECAFA Women championship after overcoming Kenya 2-1  in a very thrilling finale watched by the biggest crowd at the ten day championship.

Omari Mwanahamisi netted a brace in the final. Kenya had their consolation through Christine Nafula.

In the third place play off, Ethiopia defeated Uganda 4-1 to finish third overall.

Hasifa Nassuna gave Uganda the lead in the fourth minute before the Ethiopians rallied to score four goals through Erhima Zeregaw (three goals) and Losa Abera.

A section of fans who watched the final two games of the CECAFA Women Championship at the FUFA Technical center, Njeru on Tuesday


Uganda Crested Cranes’ Hasifa Nassuna finished as top scorer with six goals.

Kenya Football Federation (KFF) president Nick Mwendwa was among the hundreds of fans in the stands of the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.

Kenya’s Christine Nafula (6) dribble past through several Tanzanian players during the final on Tuesday.

CECAFA General Secretary Nicholas Musonye was joined by other dignitaries from the region.

The tournament chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Rogers Byamukama lauded the spirit of CECAFA, FUFA, the multitudes of fans who attended all the matches, other members of the Local Organizing Committee and the media towards the successful efforts of organizing the event.

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