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Ethiopia Wins CECAFA U20 Women Championship

Ethiopia topped this year’s CECAFA U20 Women’s table standings with 15 points, followed by first runners up, Uganda with 12 points.
Former vice president, H.E. Edward Ssekandi hands over the CECAFA U-20 Women's championship trophy to Ethiopia's players.
Ethiopia has been crowned Champions of the 2021 CECAFA U-20 Women’s Championship after defeating Uganda with 3-2 at the Njeru based FUFA Technical Center on Tuesday.

Ethiopia topped this year’s CECAFA U20 Women’s table standings with 15 points, followed by first runners up, Uganda with 12 points.

Uganda’s Hadijah Nandago and the team captain, Fauzia Najjemba scored two goals in the first half, but Ethiopia hit back with three goals in the second half.

Ethiopia’s first goal was scored by Rediet Assrasahanga in the 51st minute of the game however, their second-half substitute, Ariet Odong helped her team’s win by scoring two goals in the last minutes of the game.

Uganda’s head coach, Ayub Khalifa says that, after scoring 2-0 in the first half, the girls relaxed in the defence and midfield areas throughout the second half, which cost them the game.

Ethiopia’s head coach, Firew Hailegebral says that the girls stayed focused and manipulated their opponents’ weaknesses in defense to win today’s game.

Hailegebral adds that the girls have earned exposure to professional and skilful football from the other teams and such experience will help them to improve their team during World Cup Qualifiers.