Tanzania held Ethiopia to a Barren Draw

Ethiopia and Tanzania played out a goalless draw in the CECAFA Women Championship Group B encounter. Both nations were neck to neck to be at the summit of the group as the Kilimanjaro Queens emerged winners of the group in coin toss.

Lucy tried to get a goal through strikers Loza Abera and Rehima Zerga, who has got the nod ahead of Medina Awol. Nevertheless, the Tanzanians stood firm as they successfully kept Ethiopia at bay. Tanzania also had a chance to score but they squandered the chances they had throughout the game. The backline of the Kilimanjaro Stars were on brilliant in keeping Loza Abera silent. Coach Meserte Manni thought her charges would win the group although that could not be the case today in Jinja.

As per the CECAFA regulation coin toss decided the winner of the group as Tanzania finished topping Group B. Tanzania will play hosts Uganda as Ethiopia tackle Nations Cup participant Kenya in the semifinal. Ethiopia managed to beat Kenya 5-0 in Addis Ababa five years ago in African Women Nations Cup buildup game.

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