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CECAFA U-17 WOMEN’S CHALLENGE CUP: Eritrea sink Burundi to finish in 4th place

Eritrea stopped Burundi 4-0 to finish in fourth place at the inaugural 2019 CECAFA U-17 Women’s Challenge Cup on Tuesday.

In-form striker Misgana Mehari scored a hat-trick and Haben Goitom entted the other in their last match at the FUIFA Technical Center in the town of Njeru.

Eritrea finished the tournament with seven points from two wins, one draw and two defeats. “As a team we are happy that we got the chance to play five international competitive games and finishing fourth,” said Misgana Mehari.

In the earlier game Tanzania who finished second whitewashed Djibouti 10-0, while Uganda stopped Kenya in the final game 2-0 to emerge champions.

Strikers Fuazia Najjemba and Juliet Nalukenge scored for Uganda to maintain their unbeaten record in the round robing tournament sponsored by FIFA.

Ayub Khalifan, the Ugandan coach praised his team for the hard work and always going all out to win. “We have completed the tournament unbeaten and only drew 1-1 with Tanzania. This is good performance,” added the coach.

The tournament attracted Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Djibouti, Burundi and Eritrea.

Nicholas Musonye, the Secretary General of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) thanked the world football governing body FIFA for the continuous support towards youth football.

Table standing

                    P     W     D     L      GF     GA     A    Pts

 Uganda      5      4      1      0      28      1      27    13

Tanzania    5      3      2      0      29      5      24    11

Kenya         5      2      1       2      19      8      11     7

 Eritrea       5      2       1      2       9      16     -7      7

Burundi     5      1       1      3      13     14     -1      4

Djibouti     5      0      0      5       0      47     -47     0


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