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Crested Cranes return to COSAFA action against Namibia

The Crested Cranes celebrating one of the four goals they scored against Swaziland in the first game (file photo)

COSAFA Women’s Championships 2018

Namibia vs Uganda 

Wolfson Stadium, kwezakele

Saturday, 15-06-2018 @02:00pm

PORT ELIZABETH – The Uganda Crested Cranes will return to action on Saturday afternoon in the COSAFA Women’s championships.

After an opening day 4-3 victory over Swaziland, Faridah Bulega’s charges will hope they can better their chances of qualification to the knock-out stages against Namibia on match day two.

With Zimbabwe leading group C on six points after two games, the Cranes will move top of the runners-up standings with a win against Namibia.

Farida Bulega is optimistic that her side will be able to take care of Namibia.

“We have prepared well and no injury concerns ahead of the game, said Bulega in an interview before the game.

“We are going to do our best to win since we need to top the group and advance to the knock out phase.

Bulega’s side will be boosted by the six players who joined up with the contingent on Wednesday evening after their flights were delayed and she is likely to make changes to the starting lineup that beat Swaziland.

The six players who traveled late to join up with the rest include Juliet Nalukenge, Lillian Mutuuzo, Shadia Nankya, Aisha Namukisa, Shamirah Nalugya and left back Grace Aluka.

Crafty forward Hasifa Nassuna who netted a brace against Swaziland will be looked at for inspiration in the attacking department.

Uganda is currently second in Group C, three points behind leaders Zimbabwe.

Namibia will be fighting for their lives after losing 1-0 to Zimbabwe in their opening game and a defeat to Uganda will end their chances of making it to the semi finals.

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