CECAFA W: Kenya, Tanzania in Final Supremacy Showdown

AWCON bound Kenya women’s national team seek to end their CECAFA campaign with a perfect record when they lock horns with Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro queens in a quest for supremacy in the finals on Tuesday.

The Kenyans have not dropped a single point in the four matches they have played so far scoring a whopping 22 goals with the remarkable comeback against Ethiopia their biggest highlight so far.

The attacking trio of Essy Akida, prostate Neddy Athieno and skipper Mary Kinuthia exerting fear to their opponents with their attacking exploits. Tanzania play a very tactical and defensive game where they were able to hold Ethiopia in a classification match.

“Ethiopia pushed us to our extreme, they gave us the toughest opponents and maybe the final score doesn’t tell the reality on pitch. Now we are going for Tanzania who held Ethiopia with defensive discipline and that gives us a reason to be clinical and very tactical though we shall not be on pressure,” Kenya’s assistant coach  Mary Adhiambo said.

“The last match will obviously be very tough for all of us because none reaches the finals just by luck. It’s through hard work and tactical ability,”

Tanzania are in no way pushovers in this final coming in without a single defeat and their head coach Sebastian Nkima warns Kenya.

“From the beginning, I said that Tanzania is here for the trophy and we have shown that throughout the tournament so we are not favorites neither the underdogs. We are just here for the trophy and we head back home.”

Kenya’s Essy Akida, Neddy Athieno, Vivian Corazon Odhiambo and Tanzania’s Asha Rashid are all in contention for the golden boot award. Corazon stands out with five while the rest have netted four.


The final will be played from 3:30 pm.

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