Crested Cranes fall to Senegal in opening game of AWCON.

Crested Cranes team that started against Senegal

*Senegal W 2 – 0 Uganda Crested Cranes.

Uganda Crested Cranes fall to Lioness of Senegal in their opening game of 2022 African Women African Cup of Nations in second match day of group A.

Diakite Ndeye broke the deadlock in 39th minute as she converted a penalty kick to put Senegal in to the lead.

Senegal doubled the lead through Nguenar Ndiaye in 50th minute after capitalising on Yudaya Nakayenze’s mistake.

Lutalo George made some changes into the second half, he introduced on Phiona Nabumba and Fazilah Ikwaput for Hassifa Nassuna, Viola Nambi respectively.

Phiona Nabumba presence was felt immediately as her long ball hit the woodwork.

On two occasions, Ikwaput was denied by Senegalese goalkeeper.

Sandra Nabweteme was brought in, for Shamirah Nalugya and this couldn’t change the score.

The victory takes Senegal to a top of group A with 3 points tied with hosts Morocco.

Crested Cranes next game will be against host nation, Morocco as Senegal will play Burkinafaso who also lost their opening game against Morocco (1-0).

Starting XI
Ruth Aturo (GK), Asia Nakibuuka, Sumaya Komuntale, Yudaya Nakayenze, Aisha Nantongo,Joan Nabirye, Shamirah Nalugya, Hasifah Nassuna, Rita Kivumbi, Violah Nambi, Fauzia Najjemba

Daisy Nakaziro(GK), Vanessa Edith Karungi(GK), Margaret Namirimu, Sandra Nabweteme, Lillian Mutuuzo, Fazila Ikwaput, Joan Ainembabazi, Phiona Nabbumba, Sheebah Zalwango.

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