Ethiopia and Eritrea renewed their quittances in the ongoing CECAFA U-20 Women’s Championship in a thoroughly entertaining match at Fufa Technical Center.
The opening period looked like ending all square but Ethiopia’s quality shone through in the end to register a resounding 5-0 victory on Monday.
Ridet Assrasanang scored from the spot on the stroke of half time to thrust her team into the lead. Eritrea tired further as the game progressed, allowing in four more goals after the interval.
Bizuayehu Taddesse glanced in a header before Meadin Sehilu widened their advantage. Turist Lema put the game beyond Eritrea’s reach with a fine goal and then Mihret Tessema sealed the win with six minutes to play.
Tanzania wound up match day two but survived a scare to keep themselves with in distance with table leaders Uganda and Ethiopia.
The Bakari Nyundo side came from behind twice to edge Burundi 3-2 in what was an intense contest. It was an event full affair to say the least as Burundi stormed into the lead through Gakima Estella. After the break, Mwanamvua Seif Haruna restored parity for Tanzania from the penalty mark following a handball.
However, Burundi regained the lead immediately thereafter when Nshimiramana Annociatte shot from range. Clara Mvanga levelled matters for Tanzania again in the 80th minute before they rounded the game off through Emiliana Isaya Mbimu yarder with seven minutes remaining on the clock.
The tournament is being played on a round robin system. Uganda sits atop of the chart, Ethiopia and Tanzania follow closely in that order. The trio tally six points individually but the hosts own a superior goal difference of 17.
All the six nations taking part in this championship will next be in action on Wednesday November 2.
Match Day 3
Tanzania Vs Ethiopia @10:30am
Djibouti Vs Burundi @1:30pm
Eritrea Vs Uganda @4pm
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