Crested Cranes finish third at 2018 Cosafa Women Championship


Uganda Crested Cranes have taken third place at the 2018 Cosafa Women Championship.

Hasifah Nassuna of Uganda runs to celebrate a goal during the 2018 Cosafa Womens Championship game between Swaziland and Uganda at Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 12 September 2018

Faridah Bulega’s charges achieved the feat by defeating Zambia 1-0 in the third place playoff on Friday thanks to Tracy Jones Akiror’s first half penalty.

The lone strike of the day at Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth arrived just after the half hour mark.

Juliet Nalukenge who started in the place of Zianah Namuleme was brought down in the area by Martha Tembo and referee Akhona Makalima pointed to the spot straight away. Crested Cranes skipper took on the big moment putting the ball beyond Hazel Nali.

Uganda’s XI: Ruth Atoru (GK), Aisha Namukisa, Shadiah Nankya, Viola Namuddu, Grace Aluka, Phiona Nabbumba, Shamirah Nalugya, Tracy Jones Akiror (C), Resty Nanziri (Hasifa Nassuna), Juliet Nalukenge, Lillian Mutuuzo (Zianah Namuleme)


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