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April 23, 2024

Uganda 2-0 Rwanda: Crested Cranes Off To a Perfect Start In CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship

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Uganda and Burundi are the two sides that have picked maximum points on Day 1. Burundi and the cranes occupy the first and second places respectively in Group A.

Uganda 2-0 Rwanda: Crested Cranes Off To a Perfect Start In CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship

The Crested Cranes kicked off their CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over neighbors Rwanda.

Forward Fazila Ikwaput scored in either half to ensure the hosts made a perfect start to the prestigious tournament.

The Crested Cranes singing the Uganda national anthem

Ikwaput gave Uganda the lead in the 36th minute after tapping home to an empty net. Rwanda’s custodian Itangishaka had failed to clear her lines from a defense splitting pass from Asia Nakibuula.

Ikwaput added his second later after the forward picked the ball from out wide and drilled past the opponent’s defense to score.

Ikwaput celebrates after scoring Uganda’s first goal.

Uganda and Burundi are the two sides that have picked maximum points on Day 1. The cranes are in second place on 3 points, same as Burundi who defeated Djibouti in the early kick-off.

Burundi defeated Djibouti 3-0 in the opening game of the tournament

Day 2 games will be played on Thursday with two fixtures in Group B. Tanzania will play South Sudan while Ethiopia host Zanzibar.

Uganda Starting XI

Dasiy Nakaziro (GK), Asia Nakibuuka, Sumaya Komuntale, Margaret Namirimu, Aisha Nantongo, Joan Nabirye, Margaret Kunihira, Shamira Nalugya, Fazila Ikwaput, Hasifah Nassuna, Shirazi Natasha

Rwanda Starting XI

Claudine Itangishaka (GK), Lydia Uzayisenza, Loiuse Maniraguha, Libellee Nibagwire, nne Marie Ibangbarye, Joselyne Mukantaganira, Nadine Mukandayisenga, Dorothee Mukeshimana, Callixte Iradukunda, Gloria Sifa Nibagwire, Immaculee Uwimbabazi 

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