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Crested Cranes queens of CECAFA under 17 championship 

By Bruno Mugooda

Added 18th December 2019 10:07 AM

Uganda's dominance in the tournament was due to their teamwork and tactics from head coach Khalifa Ayub.

Crested Cranes queens of CECAFA under 17 championship 

Crested Cranes players cerebrating after winning the CECAFA Under 17 championships at the Njeru turf

Uganda's dominance in the tournament was due to their teamwork and tactics from head coach Khalifa Ayub.

FOOTBALL            CECAFA

Tuesday's final matches

Burundi 4:0 Eritrea

Tanzania 10:0 Djibouti 

Uganda 2:0 Kenya 

Final standings

Uganda 13

Tanzania 11

Kenya 7

Burundi 7

Eritrea 1

Djibouti 0

Top scorer: Aisha Masaka (Tanzania), with 14  goals

Best goal keeper: Daphne Nyayenga (Uganda)

Fair play Award: Eritrea

Best player: Fauzia Najjemba (Uganda)


Goals from Fauzia Najjemba and Juliet Nalukenge were enough to hand Uganda Crested Cranes a dominant 2-0 win over their Kenyan counterparts, giving them 13 points.

Uganda beat their closest rivals Tanzania, who finished with 11 points after thrashing Djibouti 10-0.

Uganda's dominance in the tournament was due to their teamwork and tactics from head coach Khalifa Ayub.

 ajjemba left with yayenga Najjemba (left) with Nyayenga

 

"I decided it from the start that no team will stop my girls from winning this championship. Credit goes to my players, who believed in themselves. I just need to keep these players intact for a long time," said Khalifa.

Meanwhile, although  Tanzania's Aisha Masaka emerged top scorer with 14 goals, Uganda took the other accolades that included the best goalkeeper and best player.

This year's championship drew a large crowd that came on to cheer on the players.

A total of 95 goals have been scored, with 24 yellow cards and one red card.

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