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Crested Cranes humbled by Tanzania

The Crested Cranes have now lost one game in this year’s CECAFA Championships (Photo by FUFA Media)

CECAFA Women’s championship 2018

Tanzania 4-1 Uganda

Stade de Kigali, Rwanda

Monday, 23-07-2018

KIGALI – The Uganda Crested Cranes hopes of winning the CECAFA Women’s championship were dealt a huge blow on Monday afternoon as they lost 4-1 to their Tanzania counterparts.

This was their third game at the championships after wins against Kenya and Ethiopia in their first two encounters.

The Cranes fell behind early in the game when Tanzanian captain Asha Saada Rashid breached Ruth Aturo in Uganda’s goal for only the second time in the tournament.

It was soon 2-0 to Tanzania, as the Kilimanjaro Queens struck again through Donisha Daniel Minja on 23 minutes.

Saada Rashid made it 3-0 in first half added on time and clearly, there was no way back for Faridah Bulega’s charges who looked hapless.

Shabani Hamzamusa added a fourth late in the second half and when Nankya Shadia struck in injury time, it was nothing but a consolation for Uganda.

The Crested Cranes still seat on top of the five team log with six points from three games but will now be hoping to win their last game against hosts Rwanda on Wednesday afternoon and pray that Tanzania who have four points in two games, fail to win one of their final two games, for a chance to win their (Uganda) first CECAFA Women’s Championship.

The Crested Cranes team that started against Tanzania:

Ruth Aturo (GK), Esther Naluyimba, Shadia Nankya, Viola Namudu, Yudaya Nakayenze, Tracy Akiror (c), Juliet Nalukenge, Winnie Babirye, Grace Aluka, Lillian Mutuuzo and Spencer Nakacwa.

The Crested Cranes Performance so far:

-Thursday, 19-07-2018 Uganda 1-0 Kenya

-Saturday, 21-07-2018 Ethiopia 1-2 Uganda

-Monday, 23-07- 2018 Tanzania 4-1 Uganda

The Crested Cranes remaining fixture:

-Wednesday, 25-07-2018 Uganda vs Rwanda @03:00pm

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