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Crested Cranes fly past Ethiopia

Crested Cranes winger Lillian Mutuuzo (right) in action against Ethiopia on Saturday ( Photo by FUFA Media)

CECAFA Women’s Championship 2018
Ethiopia 1-2 Uganda
Stade de Kigali
Saturday, 21-07-2018

KIGALI – The Uganda Crested Cranes hard to do it the hard way to win their second game at the on going CECAFA Women’s Championship in Rwanda.

Unlike in the victory against Kenya, Faridah Bulega’s charges had to come from a goal down to take all three points against Ethiopia on Saturday.

The team went behind to a Ware Bertukan strike with just six minutes to half time.

Panic looked to have set in as for Uganda memories of the 4-1 loss to the same team in the last edition came back.

However, the side came back stronger in the second half, creating decent chances.

The equaliser came on 68 minutes through left back Grace Aluko who had hit the bar in the first game against Kenya.

Another pivotal player in the defence of the Crested Cranes Yudaya Nakayenze was on the mark with a header after a free kick was delivered by right back Viola Namuddu.

Speaking to the media after the game, head coach Faridah Bulega assured that her team would not relax despite winning their first two games.

“The Ethiopians are technically good and have a lot of speed, said Bulega after the game.

“We conceded 4 goals against them in the last edition of the CECAFA in Njeru but today is my day.

“I am happy the players followed the instructions very well.

“We now have six points but we shall not relax till the last day of the tournament.

The game ended 2-1 in favour of Crested Cranes meaning that they match onto six points out of a possible six.

Uganda will return to action on Monday against Tanzania in a tournament played on a round robin basis.

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