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CECAFA Women's Cup: Kenya through to semis, as Uganda hammer Zanzibar

Mbeyu Esse Akida of Kenya RIGHT struggles with Uwimana Nellla of Burundi on Tuesday September. (PHOTO by Ahmed Hussein, Uganda FA media officer
by Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar, CECAFA Media Committee member

JINJA, September 12, 2016 - Kenya’s Harambee Starlets have booked their place in the semi-finals of the ongoing CECAFA Women’s championship in Uganda after routing rivals Burundi 4-0 on Tuesday.

Okoth Nedy Atieno [No 9], Mbeyu Esse Akida [No 14] and Kinuthia Mary Wanjiku [No 4], scored the goals for Kenya. Striker Atieno netted her two goals in either halves of the match.

Tuesday’s confident victory proved to mean a lot to the Kenyan women as they made their way to the semi-finals with 6 points so far.

Meanwhile, Uganda’s Crested Cranes have recovered from the recent 4-0 loss to Kenya, as they hammered Zanzibar 9 goals to nothing on Tuesday. The Ugandans were unable to score before Hasifa Nassuna scored the first goal from a penalty kick in the 41st minute of the match.

Hasifa Nassuna [No 10] scored four goals for the Crested Cranes, whilst other goals were bagged by Ikwaput Fazirah [5], Nambirige Christine [No 7] and Laki Otandeka [No 9]

On Wednesday, Rwanda will clash Ethiopia who will play their first match in the tournament, while the Rwandans will be seeking their second victory.

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