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Crested Cranes arrive in Kigali

The Crested Cranes arriving in Kigali on Tuesday afternoon (Photo by FUFA Media)

The crested cranes have safely  arrived in  Rwanda ahead of the  2018 CECAFA Women Championship that kicks off tomorrow,  Thursday -19th-July-2018.

Five Countries are slated to participate in this year’s Championship which will be played on a round robin format.

The five include; hosts Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and defending champions Tanzania who won the last edition in 2016.

The Uganda Crested Cranes are playing Kenya’s Harambe starlets in their first game tomorrow at the Stade de Kigali.

Tanzania won the last edition after edging out Kenya in the final of the tournament that was hosted by Uganda in 2016 at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.

Ethiopia overcame Uganda to take third place.

The overall winner will be crowned champions of the 2018 CECAFA Women Challenge Cup.

The final squad going to play in the CECAFA tournament has also been named  by the technical team .

The final squad;

Aturo Ruth, Nakaziro Daisy, Adeke Juliet, Namuddu Viola, Nankya Shadia, Aluka Grace, Namukisa Aisha, Nabisaalu Bridget, Akiror Tracy Jones, Yudaya Nakayenze, Nambatya Favour, Lillian Mutuuzo, Alupo Norah, Naluyimba Esther, Nabbumba Phiona, Nakachwa Spencer, Nalukenge Juliet, Namuleme Zainah, Namwase Monica, Babirye Winnie.

The fixture:

Thursday, July 19

-Kenya vs. Uganda – 3:00 pm

-Rwanda vs. Tanzania – 5:15 pm

Friday, July 20: Rest Day

Saturday, July 21

-Ethiopia vs. Uganda – 2:00 pm

-Kenya vs. Tanzania – 5:15 pm

Sunday, July 22: Rest Day

Monday, July 23

-Uganda vs. Tanzania – 3:00 pm

-Rwanda vs. Ethiopia – 5:15 pm

Tuesday, July 24: Rest Day

Wednesday, July 25

-Kenya vs. Ethiopia – 3:00 pm

-Uganda vs. Rwanda – 5:15 pm

Thursday, July 26: Rest Day

Friday, July 27

-Ethiopia vs. Tanzania – 3:00 pm

Rwanda vs. Kenya 5:15 pm

 

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