Uganda Crested Cranes defeat Ethiopia at CECAFA Women Championship
by Edgar Airtel Football
July 23, 2018
Uganda Crested Cranes XI that faced Ethiopia at the 2018 CECAFA Women championship in Rwanda
CECAFA Women 2018
Uganda Crested Cranes 2-1 Ethiopia
Uganda Crested Cranes continued with their impressive form at the CECAFA Women Championship in Rwanda with a hard fought 2-1 win against Ethiopia at Stade de Kigali on Saturday.
Despite falling a goal down to Ethiopia courtesy of Ware Birtukan’s 37th minute strike, Grace Aluka found the equalizer in the 68th minute off a decent free-kick from 35 yards.
Yudaya Nakayenze grabbed the winner seven minutes later with a great header after a teasing free-kick delivered by Viola Namuddu for the memorable victory.
A delighted Uganda Crested Cranes head coach Faridah Bulega hailed the players for following the instructions.
As quoted by the FUFA website, Bulega said;
The Ethiopians were technically good. They had speed. We conceded 4 goals in the last edition of the CECAFA in Njeru but today was my day. The players followed the instructions. We now have six points but we shall not relax till the last day of the tournament.
This was Uganda’s second win at the championship following a well engineered 1-0 victory over favourites Kenya in the opening match. Pint-sized but immensely talented Lillian Mutuuzo, an S.5 student at Taggy High School scored against Kenya.
Uganda now has a maximum six points from the two games played so far with two more remaining games against Tanzania and hosts Rwanda coming up.