CECAFA Championship comes to a climactic finish

Harambee Starlets defeated reigning champions Tanzania in the final of the 2019 CECAFA Championship.

Kenya won 2-0 in the final. Jentrix Shikangwa scored both goals after coming on as a substitute in the second half.

Harambee Starlets lifted their first-ever regional title with victory over Tanzania in the final.

Tanzania reached the semi-finals of the 2019 Cecafa Women’s Championship after thrashing Burundi 4-0.

Donisia Minja opened scoring for Tanzania in the 36th minute. The Kilimanjaro Queens didn’t get their second until the second half.

In the 65th minute, Minja completed her brace to double the advantage for her team.

Rashid Asha and Mwanahamisi Omary scored in the 72nd and 86th minute to ensure they sealed their place in the semi-finals.

The defending champions romped their way to the final. They beat Uganda in the semi-finals. Kenya beat Burundi at the same stage.

Zanzibar Queens were eliminated from the competition after a 5-0 defeat in the opening game against Burundi. They also lost 5-0 against South Sudan.

Harambee Starlets thrashed Djibouti 12-0 on Tuesday to sail through to the semis-finals of the Cecafa Women’s Championship with a game to spare.

Starlets opened their Group B campaign with a 2-0 win over Ethiopia on November 17.

Jentrix Shikwanga was the star of the game against Djibouti with four goals. Whilst fellow strikers Mwanalima Adam and Mercy Airo both scored hat-tricks.

Djibouti were the whipping girls of their group and have so far soaked in a total of 25 goals.

The team lost 13-0 to Uganda’s Crested Cranes in their group opener.

Harambee Starlets were not taking any chances as they renewed their rivalry with Uganda’s Crested Cranes. The Starlets ran out 3-0 winners against Uganda, securing top spot in their group.