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
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.