CECAFA W: Crested Cranes, Burundi in Epic Decider

The last match day in the 2016 CECAFA group A takes centre stage on Thursday with main focus on the Uganda Crested Cranes and Burundi game which will be played later at 4PM. The duel will decide the last team that will qualify for the semifinals to join Kenya, website like this Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Both teams have three points after simultaneously thrashing tournament minnows Zanzibar. They also share same goal difference (+5) after a twin 4-0 defeat to Kenya.

Burundi coach Daniella Niyibimenya expects a tough opposition and hostile fans who have been religiously following the home side gradually throughout the game but hopes to pick maximum points.

“There is no big difference between the styles of play but we are going to try our best from this game to progress further in the tournament, viagra ” she said.

Burundi has no serious injuries but will have to rely on late fitness test to determine if attacking midfielder Maggy Mumerezo will feature after missing out against Kenya but the rest of the squad likely to remain unchanged. She had scored a brace and bagged a hattrick of assists in the opener against Zanzibar.

Crested Cranes coach Majidah Nantanda has no other mathematics in her plans other than a direct win due to lesser goals scored compared to their Thursday opponents.

“We shall be in the semifinals because I believe my girls have all what it takes to defeat Burundi. Our main aim against Zanzibar was to win the game and have that courage going forward though it’s not just an assured case, ” Majidah said.

Crested Cranes will miss out on the services of Stella Kaliba who is reported to have flown to Kenya for academic obligations but expected back in case the team reach finals.


Nantanda is likely to maintain her winning squad with Ikwaput, Otandeka and Hassuna leading the attack.

The other match of the day will see Kenya confirm their top place in case they pick at least a point against Zanzibar though the coach has signalled wholesale changes.

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