Uganda Women’s national football team (Crested Cranes) beat Ethiopia 1-0 during a group B match of the 2019 CECAFA Women Challenge cup at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Tuesday.
Fauzia Najjemba was the heroine on the evening, scoring in the 73rd minute of the well contested duel.
Najjemba shot off her lethal left foot inside the goal area in an acute angle for the lone strike.
She raced onto the ball following a poorly headed clearence by a Ethiopian defender after failure to deal with Shadia Nankya’s initial long ball from the back.
Then, it necessitated solid defending and team work to hold onto the lead for the rest of the remaining time
Uganda seals a slot to the semi-finals with a game to play against Kenya on Thursday, 21st November 2019.
Meanwhile, Kenya humbled Djibouti 12-0, coming one goal shy of Uganda’s 13-0 over the same opponents on Sunday.
Crested Cranes XI:
Ruth Aturo (C), Viola Namuddu, Asia Nakibuuka, Shadia Nankya, Bridget Nabisaalu, Riticia Nabbosa, Zainah Namuleme, Hasifa Nassuna, Fazila Ikwaput, Juliet Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba.
Substitutes: Nakaziro Daizy (G.K), Namusisi Joan, Eunice Ariokot, Grace Aluka, Aisha Namukisa, Harriet Nakuba, Amina Nababi, Margret Kunihira, Shamirah Nalugya.