CECAFA Women’s U20 Women Championship 2021
Matchday 1 Results
Tanzania 1-0 Eritrea
Djibouti 0- 7 Ethiopia
Uganda 5-1 Burundi
Matchday 2 Fixtures
Uganda vs Djibouti – 10:30AM
Eritrea vs Ethiopia – 1PM
Tanzania vs Burundi – 4:30PM
Hosts Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania were triumphant in the opening matchday of the CECAFA Women’s U20 Championship on Saturday, 30th October at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.
Ethiopia had the biggest win on the day thumping Djibouti 7-0 while Uganda impressingly beat Burundi 5-1. Tanzania registered a slim 1-0 triumph over Eritrea.
Tanzania set the tone of the tournament, winning the opening game thanks to a stoppage time goal from Clara Cleitus Luvanga.
Despite getting several scoring chances on the day, Tanzania had to wait until the first minute of added time to find the breakthrough.
Coach Bakari Shime indicated they will have to improve going forward if they are to win the Championship.
“The result is important for us but I’m disappointed with the performance and I know we have to improve in the next games,” Shime told FUFA website.
His counterpart Jamal Ibrahim lauded his charges for a spirited fight despite losing and hopes for better results in the coming games.
“We fought throughout the game and the players did well to tame Tanzania. It is unfortunate that we lost towards the end but we shall come back stronger in the next games.”
For Ethiopia, Ridet Assrasang orchestrated the damage scoring a hat trick while Turist Lema registered a brace with the other goals coming from Etsegnet Girma and second half substitute Betlehem Bekele.
Djibouti ended the game with a player less following the dismissal of Marwa Daher Moussa midway through the first half.
For Uganda, Captain Fauzia Najjemba (two), Magret Kunihira, Hadija Nandago and Shamirah Nalugya were on target.
Burundi got their consolation goal through Pascicie Butoyi.
Action will resume on Monday with Uganda playing Djibouti in the first game, Tanzania will face Burundi while Eritrea will take on Ethiopia.
The Championship will be played in a round robin format. The team with most points after Matchday five will be declared Champions.