Uganda’s Crested Cranes have secured control of the Cecafa Women Challenge Cup standings after registering two wins out of two matches in the ongoing tournament in Kigali City.
The Crested Cranes handled by Faridah Bulega defeated favourites Ethiopia 2-1 to sit at the helm of the standings with six points.The determined ladies came from behind with Left fullback Grace Aluka canceling an earlier Ethiopian goal scored by skipper Ware Birtukan to go into half time tied on a 1-all draw.
In the second half, Yudaya Nakayenze was on the mark with a header after a free kick was delivered by right back Viola Namuddu to secure a vital victory for the Crested Cranes.
Today’s victory for the Crested Cranes comes after they dislodged neighbors and rivals Kenya on Thursday with a 1-0 victory.
Uganda will return to action on Monday against Tanzania in a tournament played on a round robin basis while Ethiopia will be up against Kenya on Wednesday.
In another game, Kenya and Tanzania played to a 1-all draw. Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Queens snatched the lead courtesy of Daniel Donisia in the 13th minute before Mwanalima Adam notched an equalizer straight from a corner kick seven minutes later.
In the opening game, Kenya lost to Uganda 0-1 while Tanzania lost to hosts Rwanda 0-1, meaning that both nations have one point each.
In second spot of the standings is hosts Rwanda with three points. Rwanda will be in action on Monday when they face Ethiopia in the second game of the day while Uganda and Tanzania will be locking horns in the first match of the day.
The hosts Rwanda, defending champions Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia are taking part in the Fifa-sponsored championship which will climax on July 28 in Kigali.
CECAFA Women Challenge Cup 2018
Thursday, July 19
Kenya 0-1 Uganda
Rwanda 1-0 Tanzania Mainland
Friday, July 20: Rest Day
Saturday, July 21
Ethiopia 1-2 Uganda
Kenya 1-1 Tanzania
Sunday, July 22: Rest Day
Monday, July 23
Uganda v Tanzania – (Stade de Kigali, 14:00)
Rwanda v Ethiopia – (Stade de Kigali, 16:30)
Tuesday, July 24: Rest Day
Wednesday, July 25
Kenya v Ethiopia – (Stade de Kigali, 14:00)
Uganda v Rwanda – (Stade de Kigali, 16:30)
Thursday, July 26: Rest Day
Friday, July 27
Ethiopia v Tanzania – (Stade de Kigali, 14:00)
Rwanda v Kenya – (Stade de Kigali, 16:30)