Crested Cranes players pray after the Kenya loss in the last group stage game

Cecafa Senior Women Challenge Cup 2019

Group B, Thursday results

Uganda 0-1 Tanzania

Kenya 5-0 Burundi

Uganda Crested Cranes will battle for third place against Burundi in the ongoing Cecafa Women challenge Cup on Sunday.

This is after Burundi was thumped by Kenya 5-0 in the earlier semi final before Uganda fell 1-0 to Tanzania at Azam complex, Tanzania later on the same day.

Kenya came to the semi finals as favorites after going through group B as leaders without conceding a goal and scoring whooping 17.

Uganda that came as runners up in group B, 3 points behind Kenya to whom they lost 1-0 in the last group game, conceded inside the last of the four added minutes.

Asha Saad Rashid finished off a cross from Omary Mwana Hamisi with goal keeper and Captain Ruth Aturo already beaten.

Uganda played quite well and the introduction of Aisha Namukisa for a slow Bridget Nabisalu was remarkable.

Uganda forced Tanzania to get into the break without scoring for the first time in the tournament.

Faridah Bulega, the Crested Cranes head coach

The defending champions will play rivals Kenya in the final this monday after the third place play-off.  Uganda finished second last season in the tournament played on a round robin format in Rwanda with Tanzania wining by one goal difference.

Crested Cranes XI: (Shirt Numbers in Bracket): Ruth Aturo  – Captain ( 1), Viola Namuddu (6), Asia Nakibuuka (3)Shadia Nankya (5), Aisha Namukisa (2)  Bridget Nabisaalu (4), Riticia Nabbosa (20), Hasifa Nassuna (10) Fazila Ikwaput (12), Juliet Nalukenge (9), Fauzia Najjemba (13)

Substitutes: Nakaziro Daizy (18) Namusisi Joan (19) Eunice Ariokot (17), Grace Aluka (16), Amina Nababi (15), Zainah Namuleme (14), Margret Kunihira (8) Shamirah Nalugya (11) Harriet Nakuba (7)

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