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Crested Cranes edge Ethiopia for second win at 2019 Cecafa Senior Women Challenge Cup

CECAFA Senior Women Challenge Cup 2019 (Group B):

  • Uganda 1-0 Ethiopia

Uganda Women’s national football team (Crested Cranes) beat Ethiopia 1-0 during a group B match of the 2019 CECAFA Women Challenge cup at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Tuesday.

Fauzia Najjemba was the heroine on the evening, scoring in the 73rd minute of the well contested duel.

Najjemba shot off her lethal left foot inside the goal area in an acute angle for the lone strike.

She raced onto the ball following a poorly headed clearence by a Ethiopian defender after failure to deal with Shadia Nankya’s initial long ball from the back.

Action between Crested Cranes and Ethiopia at Chamazi Stadium, Dar es Salaam

Then, it necessitated solid defending and team work to hold onto the lead for the rest of the remaining time

Uganda seals a slot to the semi-finals with a game to play against Kenya on Thursday, 21st November 2019.

Meanwhile, Kenya humbled Djibouti 12-0, coming one goal shy of Uganda’s 13-0 over the same opponents on Sunday.

Crested Players during the singing of the national anthem
Fair Play spirit: The Uganda and Ethiopia players during the mandatory handshaking moment before action unfolded
Crested Cranes XI Vs Ethiopia

Crested Cranes  XI:

 Ruth Aturo  (C), Viola Namuddu, Asia Nakibuuka, Shadia Nankya,  Bridget Nabisaalu, Riticia Nabbosa, Zainah Namuleme, Hasifa Nassuna, Fazila Ikwaput, Juliet Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba

Crested Cranes subsistute players during the singing of the national anthem prior to kick off

Substitutes: Nakaziro Daizy (G.K), Namusisi Joan, Eunice Ariokot, Grace Aluka, Aisha Namukisa, Harriet Nakuba, Amina Nababi, Margret Kunihira, Shamirah Nalugya

The team captains’ moment with the match referees moments before kick off
L-R: Faridah Bulega, Edward Kaziba, Ayub Khalifa, Oliver Mbekeka and Paul Ssali before kick off
Joy of a goal: Crested Cranes players celebrate the lone strike against Ethiopia on Tuesday evening

PHOTOGRAPHY: FUFA Communications Department

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