CECAFA Women Championship: Tanzania humiliates Uganda in semi final

  • 1st Semi-final: Kenya 3-2 Ethiopia
  • 2nd Semi-final: Tanzania 4-0 Uganda
Tanzania Kilimanjaro Queens will play Kenya Harambee Stars in the finals of the 2016 CECAFA Women championship on Tuesday.

The development was confirmed after the two semi-finals played on the astro turf of the FUFA Technical center, Njeru on Sunday.

The Kilimanjaro Queens took a 3-0 comfortable lead over the hosts Uganda Crested Cranes by the close of business of the opening 45 minutes before a full packed gallery at the usually deserted Njeru facility.

The large following was kept muted almost from the start of referee Suavis Iratunga’s opening whistle right to the finish.

The Tanzanian ladies completely dominated the match.

Daniel Donisia struck the opener as early as the fourth minute of the game with a well taken free-kick off the left foot.

The free-kick arose after Gladys Nakito brought down Abdalla Stumai at the edge of the 18 yard box.

Omari Mwanahamisi beat Uganda Crested Cranes goalkeeper Ruth Aturo at the near post for the second goal after 14 minutes to take a two goal lead.

Twenty four minutes into the first half, Uganda called for the first change of the game; Yudaya Nakayenze paved way for Christine Nambirige who required a late fitness test.

Two minutes from the half time mark, Abdalla Stumai netted the third off a spectacular left footer from 35 yards.

Uganda has looked out of sorts for long spells of the game with no clear cut goal scoring opportunity created.

As the two teams’ players returned from the locker-rooms, Tanzanian team captain Rashid Asha scored the fourth goal with most fans settling in their seats to catch the second half.

The goal extinguished even the light hope of Uganda overturning the result – the damage had the already inflicted.

U.S based Laki Otandeka paved way for Ritah Nabossa five minutes into the second half.

Inside the final twenty minutes of the game, Tanzania technical bench smiling victory rested the first goal scorer Daniel Donisia for Boniface Sherida.

Later Stumai also paved way for Fatuma Mustafa.

Majority of the sad fans walked out of the stadium in bitter protest and missed watching Hasifa Nassuna’s consolation late in the game.

Nassuna’s goal was her fifth of the tournament, not only pestering the 4-1 score line a respectable second look, but also taking the sharp shooter aloft the scorers’ roster.

Tanzania plays Kenya in the finals on Tuesday as Uganda will battle the free passing Ethiopians for the third place slot.

Earlier, Kenya Harambee Starlets came from a goal down to beat horn of Africa nation, Ethiopia 3-2 in a thrilling match that the Ethiopians dominated with their customary passing tradition.

The CECAFA Women championship is being played for the first time in thirty years since 1986.

Team Line ups:

Tanzania XI: Fatuma Omari (G.K), Rashid Asha, Antony Anastazia, Issa Fatuma, Omari Mwanahamisi, Daniel Donisia, Hapy Henzron, Amina Ally, Abdalla Stumai, Richard Wema, Khamis Maimuna

Uganda XI:
 Ruth Aturo (G.K), Christine Wanyana, Joan Nakirya, Gladys Nakito, Yudaya Nakayenze, Jean Sseninde, Stella Nasuna, Naume Nagadya, Hasifa Nassuna, Laki Otandeka, Fazila Ikwaput

Match Officials:

Center Referee: Iratunga Suavis (Burundi)
Assistant Referee 1: Mary Njoroge (Kenya)
Assistant Referee 2: Woisnet Abera(Ethiopia)
4th official: Wanjala Carolyne (Kenya)
Match Commissioner: Rwemarika Felicite (Rwanda)
Referees Assessor: Onyango Maqulate (Kenya)

CECAFA: Tanzania to meet Harambee Starlets in final after beating Uganda

Tanzania's Kilimanjaro Queens booked a date with Kenya’s Harambee Starlets in the final of the 2016 edition of the CECAFA Women Championship after overcoming hosts Uganda 4-0 in the second semi final played at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru on Sunday 18 September.

Youthful Midfielder Daniel Donisia silenced the home crowd giving the visitors a fourth minute lead with a well taken free-kick off the left foot after the hosts' keeper had gone into a brief slumber while organizing her defence.

Winger Omari Mwanahamisi who had been a thorn to the host defence with some mazy runs doubled Tanzania's lead with a near post finish ten minutes later which forced the home team into an earlier substitution withdrawing Yudaya Nakayenze for Christine Nambirige to help steady the midfield. Two minutes from the half time mark, Abdalla Stumai netted the third off a spectacular left footer from 35 yards in what might be a goal of the tournament contender.

The Tanzanians continued from where they left in the second half, Omari again turning provider for her captain Asha Rashid who scored their fourth of the game in what proved to be a one sided affair.

Uganda will now battle Ethiopia in the third place play off on Tuesday 20 September; the game being the curtain raiser of the Starlets, Tanzania game.