CECAFA WOMEN football results:
Zanzibar 1 Burundi 10
Uganda 0 Kenya 4
Rwanda 2 Tanzania 3
Kenya v Burundi – 2 p.m
Uganda v Zanzibar – 4 p.m
GROUP A: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Zanzibar
GROUP B: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda
Tanzania beat Rwanda 3-2 courtesy of a late winner by Asha Rashid as the CECAFA women championship being hosted by Uganda entered day two on Monday.
East and central Africa football took a strong step forward at the weekend when the inaugural CECAFA women’s tournament kicked off at Njeru in Jinja.
Burundi and Kenya opened with convincing results at the weekend. A hat-trick by Djazilla Uwimeza led Burundi to an emphatic victory on the opening day.
Earlier, CECAFA hailed Uganda for hosting the inaugural event.
“Its our first championship and its being monitored closely by both CAF and FIFA” said Nicholas Musonye, secretary general of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA).
“I thank FUFA president Moses Magogo for honouring his pledge to hold this tournament. He made the pledge in Ethiopia at our last congress last year” Musonye said.
— Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) September 11, 2016
“We intend to host the CECAFA U-17 Boys and CECAFA Women’s tournaments soon so that the best of the FUFA Juniors League and the FUFA Women Elite League are put to international test. We intend to register the Women National football team in CAF and FIFA competitions in 2017,” Magogo said last year.
The 10 day tournament will feature Kenya, Rwanda, Zanzibar, Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
The tournament was launched on August 29 2016 at Uganda’s football headquarters at FUFA House, Mengo in Kampala. FUFA president Magogo outlined plans to raise the level of Uganda’s women on the football map.