May 29, 2024

Crested Cranes Win 2022 CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship

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Uganda National Women's Team, the Crested Cranes finished unbeaten in the championship.

CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship Final Result

Uganda 3-1 Burundi

Third Place Play off

Tanzania 2-1 Ethiopia

Uganda Crested Cranes have won the 2022 edition of CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship after a dominant display against Burundi in the finals on Saturday at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

Crested Cranes players celebrating after scoring the third goal

The hosts defeated their counterparts 3-1 to win the championship. Sandra Nabweteme and Fazila Ikwaput were the heroes for the Crested Cranes, while midfielder Joelle Bukuru scored the consolation for Burundi.

Uganda took an early lead when Nabweteme beat goalkeeper Alissa Imarukundo to put the Crested Cranes in the driving seat.

Former Vice President Edward Sekandi and Guest of Honor, also Speaker of Parliament Anite Among were in attendance.

Ikwaput doubled Uganda’s advantage two minutes to half time after the sharp forward dribbled past defender Diane Irankunda and goalie Alissa to slot home in an empty net.

Burundi came back stronger in the second-half. The visitors pulled a goal back through Joelle Bukuru in the 49th minute.

Crested Cranes Captain Hasifa Nassuna dribbling past Burundi players

The Crested Cranes were able to hold on to the lead for 90 minutes. Nabweteme once again stepped up at stoppage time to put the game to bed.

Ethiopia finish third

Ethiopia finished in third place after overcoming a resilient Tanzania 2-1 in the third place final.

Turist Lema and Tadesse Bizuayehu were the goal scorers for Ethiopia while top scorer Opa Clement (7 goals) scored the consolation for Tanzania.

Individual Awards

MVP – Fazila Ikwpaut (Uganda)

Top Scorer – Opa Clement (Tanzania) – 7 Goals.

Best Goalkeeper – Daisy Nakaziro (Uganda)

Fairplay Award – Tanzania

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