CECAFA Women: Tanzania Overcome South Sudan

Thursday 2nd June

Zanzibar 0-5 Ethiopia
Tanzania 2-0 South Sudan

Tanzania defeated South Sudan 2-0 in the CECAFA women championship group B game at the FUFA technical center in Njeru.

A howler from goalkeeper Tutu Khalda put Tanzania in the deserved lead with 32 minutes on the clock.

And Diana Lucas sealed the win with a second goal in the 90th minute.

Tanzania dominated the game but failed to find a breakthrough against a well organized South Sudan defence in opening exchanges.

Defender Vita Nakirijja Annet made a couple of blocks to protect her side from conceding.

In the 32nd minute of the game, Diana Lucas Msewa sent in a low powered high shot which was put into the back of the net by goalkeeper Tutu to gift Tanzania a 1-0 lead in the first stanza.

Prior to the end of the first half, Tutu put up an outstanding performance which left the crowd in wonders as she made a couple of saves to deny Amina Ramadhan and Mwanahamisi Omary.

In second half, the South Sudan side came back a well organized side as they kept defending in numbers with a few chances at goal though they failed to capitalise on mistakes in Tanzania defence.

Goalkeeper Tutu was called into action in the 53rd minute as she made a slight tap in a shot from Protasia Mabunda to only hit the post.

There was controversy as they crowed was left in wonders over a shot from Diana Lucas Msewa which hit the cross bar and bounced off the line.

With just seconds to the final whistle, the South Sudan defence lost composure and they succumbed to a late second half goal from Msewa in the 90th minute of the game.

A win for Tanzania will ensure that they now sit second in group B behind Ethiopia who lead with a better goal difference.

*How they started*
Tanzania XI
Gelwa Yonah (GK), Amina Ally Bilali, Fatuma Issa Suleiman, Protasia Pius Mabunda, Mwanahamisi Omary Shurua, Diana Lucas Msewa, Amina Ramadhan, Julitha Aminniel, Enekia Kasonga, Irene Elias Kisisa, Esther Mabanza

South Sudan XI
Tutu Khalda (GK), Bandas Amadrio, Joseph Esther Kide, Mary Dawa Marko, Chieng Thomas Manyol, Amy Lasu Lauya, Makunga Maurine Amos, Dorka Gerald Lokeri, Poni Wani, Luka Alworonga, Vita Nakirijja Annet



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