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Uganda to take part in 2018 CECAFA Women’s Challenge cup

The Crested Cranes is one of the five teams at this year’s CECAFA Challenge cup (Photo by FUFA Media)

The CECAFA Women’ s Challenge Cup is back and Uganda is one of the countries that are going to feature in the tournament, the first since 2016.

According to the fixtures released, Uganda Crested Cranes opens her account against Kenya Harambe Starlets on Thursday July 19 at Stade de Kigali.

This comes after the release of the fixtures of the week-long tournament by the secretariat of the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) on Tuesday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The CECAFA Women Challenge Cup 2018 will be contested by five nations, playing in a league format to determine the eventual champion.

The CECAFA General Secretary Nicholas Musonye confirmed the development in a press conference held at Azam Sports Complex in Chamazi.

“Five countries have confirmed their intention to participate in this year’s CECAFA women’s cup, said Musonyi.

“We will host the tournament in a league format and hosts Rwanda is ready to stage a successful tournament.

The five confirmed nations for this year’s tournament are hosts Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

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 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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