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Lady Doves to Battle for Third place Finish After Falling To CBE in Semi finals

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Lady Doves lost 5-3 to CBE in penalty shootouts after a one-all draw during full-time play. Lady Doves’ goal hunter Fazira Ikwaput was on target to cancel CBE's lead following an earlier goal by Loza Abela.
Lady Doves is out champions league qualifiers

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Uganda’s representative in the Confederation of African Football-CAF women’s Champions league CECAFA Zonal qualifiers Lady Doves have now shifted attention to third-place finish after falling to Commercial Bank of Ethiopian (CBE) in the semi-finals.    

Lady Doves lost 5-3 to CBE in penalty shootouts after a one-all draw during full-time play. Lady Doves’ goal hunter Fazira Ikwaput was on target to cancel CBE's lead following an earlier goal by Loza Abela.    

Now, Uganda’s side has shifted focus to fight for the third-place finish against giants Simba Queens from Tanzania, which was also edged out by Kenya’s Vihiga Queens on Monday. This will however not be the first time Lady Doves is facing Simba Queens in the same championship.    

The two sides had an encounter in the group stages but their clash ended in a goalless draw. Lady Doves Head coach, Fred Musiime says that the technical bench will have to re-strategize and settle for a third-place finish.   

//Cue in: Tugenda kisamba third …  

Cue out: …  baterere emitima gyabwe,”//

 

The tactician however said that he is happy his team put up a spirited fight despite being the least experienced in the tournament   

 

//Cue in Neyumiririza bulungi …   

Cue out: nekusaawa zino,”// 

 

The battle for the third-place finish is slated for September 9th, the same date when the finals will be played at Nyayo National Stadium. Ethiopia’s CBE will battle Kenya’s Vihiga Queens in the final. The third-placed team will earn US$ 10,000.  

The eventual champions of this tournament will join seven other teams from other regions to battle in the 2021 TotalEnergies Women’s Champions League to be held in Egypt 

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