CECAFA W: Tanzania, Ethiopia in Top Spot Decider

Tanzania and Ethiopia close the group stages of the 2016 CECAFA women championship on Friday afternoon with a clash that will decide the semi finals draw.

Group B contained three teams; Tanzania, price Rwanda and Ethiopia meaning every team had only two games to play and save their campaign.

The duo share all the statistics, sale scored and conceded the same number of goals with three points each and would have to draw lots to decide who leads the group in case the game ends in a stalemate.

Tanzania coach Sebastian Nkoma rallies his charges not to relax because of already sealed qualification spot but to go in for a win to set the tempo for the semi finals tie.

“We played well against Rwanda but had several defensive errors including the two own goals we leaked. Against Ethiopia will be different because our main aim is to go through as group winners so as to increase our confidence in the knockouts,” he said

The Kilimanjaro queens defeated the she Amavubi stars 3-2 goals courtesy of Abdullah Stumai and a double from Rashid Asha but conceded two own goals.

Ethiopia troubled Rwanda with their fast game, precision and quick counter attacking football which climaxed to the three goals.

“Rwanda played long balls and we used our short passing game and with counters whenever we had chance. But our problems were two; allowing goals from our own mistakes and failing to convert the many chances created,” said Mezeret Manni


The game kicks off at 4pm local time at the Fufa technical centre in Njeru.

Winners of group B face Uganda while the runners up tussles with Kenya in the semi finals.

Photo: Ethiopia keeper Liya Shibru makes an acrobatic save against Rwanda


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