CECAFA W: Ikwaput Propels Uganda to Semis

Cranes celebrate Ikwaput's win

Olira FC’s star Fazirah Ikwaput struck the only goal against Burundi that ensured Crested Cranes progression to the semifinals of the CECAFA women’s championship.

Ikwaput triumphed in the 44th minute after pouncing on a long ball from Christine Nambirige before calmly looping over an advancing Burundi goalie Belinda Ndoreraho.

Earlier on the striker had blown off a clear chance set up by Hasiffa Nassuna with only the keeper to beat but hit the crossbar instead.

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“We came into the game in need of a three points because Burundi were better than us in terms of goal difference. The Burundians put up a spirited show which also pushed us to our limits, abortion ” Coach Majidah said after the match.

“The game was tough and Uganda buried their chance and we failed on our part. That’s why we lost but it was a fair game and lost fairly. We pick positives, medicine ” Burundi coach said.

Uganda qualify as group A runners up and will await the winner between Tanzania and Ethiopia for the semifinal clash on Sunday.

Uganda XI: Aturo Ruth, hospital Christine Wanyana, Nakayenze Yudaya, Gladys Nakitto, Jean Sseninde (62′ Shakira Nalwooga), Naume Nagadya, Hasifa Nassuna, Laki Otandeka, Ikwaput Fazirah, Christine Nambirige(46′ Tracy Akiror), Joan Nakirya

Burundi XI: Belida Ndoraraho, Aziza Nzigiyimana (52′ Divine Nihorembere), Bukuru Joelle, Diane Irandukunda, Nahimana Masra, Kanyamuneze Gilnette, Umimana Nella, Sakina Saidi (82′ Nancy Kamugisha), Uwimeza Djazilla(75′ Maggy Mumenero), Asha Jafali, Nsimirimana Neema


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