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Crested Cranes to feature at 2021 COSAFA Women’s Championship

Uganda players celebrate a goal scored by Norah Alupo of Uganda during the 2018 Cosafa Womens Championship game between Swaziland and Uganda at Wolfson Stadium

2021 COSAFA Women’s Championship
Group C

Uganda, Eswatini, Zambia and Namibia

The Uganda Senior Women’s National Football Team (The Crested Cranes) will feature at this year’s COSAFA Women’s Championship.

This will be the second time that the team is taking part at the Championship on invitation. The maiden appearance came in 2018.

This year’s edition is slated to take place on 19th -26th September in Port Elizabeth, South Africa where the tournament has been staged for the last four years.

In the draws held on Thursday, Uganda has been placed in Group C alongside Namibia, Eswatini (Formerly Swaziland) and Zambia.

It should be noted that the Crested Cranes faced all the aforementioned in 2018 with the games against Namibia and Eswatini coming in the group stages.

Uganda defeated Eswatini 4-3 in the opening game with Hasifa Nassuna (brace), Norah Alupo and Resty Nanziri. The other game against Namibia ended goalless.

In the third place playoff, Uganda overcame Zambia with Tracy Jones Akiror scoring the solitary goal.

Goalkeeper Ruth Aturo was named the best shot stopper at the tournament.