Crested Cranes Caged in Kisumu

Cranes striker Sandra Nabweteeme in action
Uganda returned to international football after 3 years in the cold.

The Crested Cranes got a crude welcome back to the international folds following a 4-0 mauling by their Kenyan counterparts in a Sunday afternoon match played at the Moi stadium in Kisumu.

Largely a team of debutants, page the Cranes could not match the explosive form of their hosts, information pills trailing for the better part of the game.

Mary Kinuthia unlocked the game in the 17th minute with a well taken shot from the spot.

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Fatuma Matovu was later sent off towards the death of first half for clumsily handling the ball outside her designated area. Coach Majindah Nantanda was forced to pull off Nakirya to bring in Ruth Aturo in between the sticks.

The Kawempe Muslim first choice goalie was ushered in with a first time strike from Wendy Achieng which flew inside the net.

Kinuthia tripled the lead with her second penalty before Ease Akida closed the floodgates.

Uganda used the match to build up for the Cecafa women cup to be hosted in Kampala while Kenya are eyeing Cameroon Africa Women’s cup of nations.


Kenya: Samathna Akinyi, drugs Elizabeth Ambogo, Wendy Achieng, Irene Ogutu, Dorcas Shikobe, Carolyne Anyango, Mary Kinuthia (Cpt), Cherish Avilia, Esse Akida, Tabaka Chacha, Nedy Atieno

Uganda: Fatumah Matovu (G), Namuddu Viola, Nambirige Christine, Stellah Nassuna Kaliba, Wanyana Christine, Akiror Tracy, Shirazi Natasha, Nagadya Naume, Nassuuna Hasifah, Nabweteme Sandra, Nakirya Joan

Subs: Aturo Ruth (G), Namuleme Zainah, Ndagire Racheal, Nalwoga Shakirah, Nakayenze Yudaya, Nakalule Florence, Nakibuuka Asia.


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