CECAFA U17 Girls Cup
Uganda 2-0 Kenya
FUFA Technical Center, Njeru
NJERU – Uganda is the 2019 CECAFA U17 Girls Cup champion.
Yes! The National U17 Girls team won the inaugural edition which was hosted in Njeru.
This was after a 2-0 win over Kenya in their fifth game of the competition.
The victory took Uganda onto 13 points from five games, two clear of second-placed Tanzania.
In the game proper, the magnificent duo of Fauzia Najjemba and Juliet Nalukenge scored for Ayub Khalifa’s side.
After a dominant early display, Najjemba pounced to open the scoring on 31 minutes.
A minute to the break, Nalukenge added a second to ensure Uganda held a comfortable lead at half time.
The second was all about seeing out the score and they managed to do exactly that.
Uganda finished the competition with four victories and a draw from five games.
They beat Kenya-who finished third, Burundi, Eritrea and Djibouti while their match-day four fixture with Tanzania ended 1-1.
For Tanzania who were also in action on Tuesday, they walloped Tanzania 10-0 to ensure they finish second.
Victory for Tanzania saw them finish second with 11 points.
The other day’s game saw Burundi beat Eritrea 4-0.
At the awarding ceremony, the best performers of the competition were announced.
Najjemba was named Most Valuable Plyer, Tanzania’s Aisha Khmis finished as Top scorer, Uganda’s Nyanyenga Daphine won the Golden Glove while Burundi took the Fair Play Award.