CECAFA WOMEN semifinals:
Kenya v Ethiopia 1:30 p.m
Uganda v Tanzania 3.30pm
Tanzania 0 Ethiopia 0
Uganda 1 Burundi 0
Kenya 11 Zanzibar 0
Ethiopia 3 Rwanda 2
Uganda 9 Zanzibar 0
Kenya 4 Burundi 0
Zanzibar 1 Burundi 10
Uganda 0 Kenya 4
Rwanda 2 Tanzania 3
GROUP A: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Zanzibar
GROUP B: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda
The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has hailed Uganda’s Crested Cranes ahead of their CECAFA women’s tournament semifinal clash with Tanzania.
Kayihura met the players and officials in Jinja where the tournament is taking place. “We are very proud of you,” he said, adding, ‘Thank you for representing our country with passion and energy. I wish you the best in the upcoming matches.”
Uganda qualified for the semifinals of the inaugural CECAFA women’s football tournament on Thursday when a Fazila Ikwaput first half goal handed them their 2nd straight win. Uganda were second in their group behind Kenya, who beat them in the opening match.
The Uganda national women football team – Crested Cranes- take on Tanzania who topped their group courtesy of a throw of the coin after their final game with Ethiopia ended goalless on Friday.
The tournament has attracted international and local attention, a fact that has had soccer governing body FUFA get praise from the Council of East and Central Africa Association (CECAFA) Secretary General Nicholas Musonye.
“I want to thank everyone for their respective endeavors to make this tournament a complete success. FUFA took upon the initiative to host the tournament without any sponsorship and we commend them for taking the big risk,” Musonye told the press on Saturday.
“The media has publicized the tournament so well. Government has provided the healthy political climate to enable the tournament progress successfully,” added Musonye, who was flanked by tournament chief organiser Rogers Byamukama and CECAFA media officer Rogers Mulindwa
“To all the fans, you have exhibited a true CECAFA spirit of not only supporting the home team but attending each and every match that has been played.”