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Crested cranes in high gear for CECAFA Challenge Cup

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 6th November 2019 05:18 PM

Crested Cranes who are camping at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru is drawn in group B with Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti.

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Crested Cranes have kicked off their preparations for the CECAFA Women Championship at FUFA technical centre,Njeru. (File Photo)

Crested Cranes who are camping at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru is drawn in group B with Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti.

CECAFA Women Challenge Cup
 
Uganda fixtures
 
November 15th 
Uganda v Djibouti
 
November 17
Uganda v Ethiopia
 
November 19
Kenya v Uganda
 
Crested Cranes head coach Faridah Bulega has been impressed with progress of her players ahead of the CECAFA Women Challenge Cup that will be held in Tanzania from November 14-23.
 
“I am happy with the input from the players in the training sessions we have so far had in camp. The residential camp will give the technical team and players another opportunity to keep improving on the fitness levels. We are glad that the league started over the weekend and that gives the players every chance to keep working hard, “stated Bulega.
 
Crested Cranes who are camping at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru is drawn in group B with Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti while Group A comprises of hosts Tanzania, Burundi, Zanzibar, and South Sudan.
 
Cranes will start their campaign with a tie against Djibouti on November 15 at Chamanzi Stadium. Thereafter they will battle against rivals Ethiopia on November 17 before entertaining neighbors Kenya in the last match of the group stages on November 19.
 
Crested Cranes have more advantage compared to their opponents in group B. They defeated both Ethiopia and Kenya 2-1 and 1-0 respectively during the last CECAFA Women Championship that was hosted last year in Kigali, Rwanda.
 
The top two teams from each group will progress to the semifinals to be played on November 21 while the third-place playoff and the final is slated for November 23 at Chamanzi Stadium

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