Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
Skip to main content
Crested Cranes are out of AWCON
Crested Cranes are out of AWCON tournament. Courtesy Photo

Crested Cranes Knocked Out of Africa Women Cup of Nations

After losing at Kenya, Uganda hoped to seek redemption at home but a determined Kenyan side persisted and rather settled for a goal-less draw.
posted onApril 9, 2018
nocomment

By Thomas Odongo

The Uganda National Women's Football team - Crested Cranes were on Sunday held to a barren stalemate (0-0) by Kenya Harambe Starlets during the return leg of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) Qualifiers at Star Times Stadium, Lugogo.

During the first leg played on Wednesday last week, Uganda was succumbed to a slim 1-0 loss at Machakos Stadium, Kenya hence Kenya qualifies to the second round on a 1-0 aggregate.

After losing at Kenya, Uganda hoped to seek redemption at home but a determined Kenyan side persisted and rather settled for a goal-less draw.

At Lugogo, Uganda opted to attack with team captain Hassifa Nassuna partnering with Juliet Nalukenge hence causing trouble to Kenyan back-line bodies.

However, they (Uganda) had no clear chance in the first half albeit pressing on from the wings.

Uganda's golden chance came at the second half when Nassuna struck a 20-yard free kick that was tipped off by Kenyan custodian, Maureen Shimuli.

Uganda's custodian, Ruth Aturo was also called to class a moment later when Kenya’s Carolyne Anyango drove a propeller shot that was almost rebounded in by Atieno Akoth.

Kenya therefore progresses to the second round on a 1-0 aggregate and will play West African giants, Equatorial Guinea.

FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo and other FUFA Delegates were among the on-lookers that witnessed Uganda exit the tournament at the first round.

Crested Cranes team

Goal Keepers; Ruth Aturo, Daisy Nakaziro, Cissy Nakiguba

Defenders; Viola Namuddu, Grace Aluka, Gladys Nakito, Shadia Nankya, Yudaya Nakayenze

Midfielders; Shakirah Mutibwa, Norah Alupo, Damalie Matama, Tracy Akiror, Spencer Nakacwa, Asia Nakibuuka, Winnie Babirye, Christine Nambirigge

Forwards; Hasifa Nasuna (C), Shamirah Nalujja, Juliet Nalukenge, Zainah Namuleme.                              

Join the conversation

Restricted HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.