Uganda, and Burundi qualify for the CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship final
Burundi and Uganda Crested Cranes have qualified for the final of the CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship 2022.
Coach George William Lutalo’s squad overcame a tenacious Ethiopian team 1-0 in extra time, with Fazila Ikwaput scoring in the 115th minute.
The two sides generated several scoring chances in the 90 minutes, but goalkeepers Daisy Nakaziro (Uganda) and Balcha Bargena Tarikua (Ethiopia) were up to the challenge.
Ethiopian captain Geinore Abera Loza kept the Ugandan defenders busy, while Hassifah Nassuna and Ikwaput also played important roles in the Uganda Crested Cranes’ progress.
With five minutes remaining in extra time, Uganda’s captain Nassuna’s well-taken corner kick was timed and placed in by Ikwaput, bringing her tournament goal total to five.
Following the final whistle, Ugandan supporters celebrated the team’s first participation in a Women’s Championship final.
“This has been a difficult match, and I am relieved that we have advanced to the final.” “Ethiopia was a challenging opponent, but I’m glad the squad worked hard to win,” Uganda’s Lutalo remarked.
CECAFA 2022: Burundi vs. Tanzania Women
Tanzania 2-1 Burundi
Burundi defeated Rwanda 2-1 in the second semi-final match. Opa Clement Tukumbuke, the tournament’s best scorer, put Tanzania ahead after just 28 seconds.
Burundi, on the other hand, fought back forcefully, scoring via captain Aisha Djafari and a second-half penalty scored by Sandra Niyonkuru.
Tanzania’s coach, Oscar Mirambo, said that it was a difficult encounter and that Burundi capitalized on their opportunities to win. “We performed well, and we will prepare well for the final against Uganda,” stated Burundi assistant coach Belyse Ininahazwe.
Burundi and Uganda, the two finalists, are also using the Championship to train for the TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022, which will be held in Morocco next month.
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