The two countries ( Uganda & Rwanda) will renew their acquaintances today as the 2022 CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship 2022 begins at Njeru FUFA Technical Centre. Group-A features Uganda, Rwanda, Djibouti, and Burundi in the tournament’s early kickoff and the opening game.
CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship Begins With Full Enthusiasm!!
The early kickoff and first match of the tournament will feature Djibouti and Burundi. And at 4:00 pm, the hosts, Uganda, will face neighbors Rwanda in the second game of the day. The event is returning after a hiatus since the beginning of 2019 due to COVID-19, a pandemic.
Kenya’s first triumph came in 2019 when they defeated hosts Tanzania 2-0 in the final to win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifications. But, they’ll not be present to defend their title due to FIFA’s ban, which resulted in the team’s Senior Men’s squad being excluded from 2023’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
This ongoing competition at the FUFA Technical Center will feature eight teams. FUFA Television will broadcast all games played until June 11 live.
Political Tension Between Uganda And Rwanda
In the past few years, political tensions have turned the once good relationship sour, with many things happening, including the closing of the border post at Katuna. After several interventions, Uganda and Rwanda did not share a common past until recently.
Kiyingi, the Local Organizing Committee chairperson, said at a press conference at Mengo this Wednesday that they were prepared to host a spectacular tournament.
“FUFA is delighted to host another World Championship, and we look forward to welcoming the other teams,” Kiyingi added.
“All matches will be live on FUFA TV,” Kiyingi emphasized, indicating that supporters will be permitted to attend the Stadium for free. The group stage will consist of three matches per team before teams progress to the semi-finals.
Andrew Jackson Oryada, the CECAFA Media Manager, called on the media in the area to provide the tournament-wide coverage that it deserves.
The Uganda women’s football team is solid and ready to take on the competition in this year’s CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship. Over the years, the country has had teams competing at several international tournaments. This year, they are looking to impact the tournament level and change perceptions about female football players and coaches within their society.
This year, the Rwanda women’s football team is looking to make more history at the CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship. The side has never before qualified for a regional tournament, let alone a continental one such as the CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship. However, qualification will not be easy – it requires overcoming three legs in Group A of the qualifying competition.
Uganda Crested Cranes coach George Lutalo has also stated that the team has been well-prepared and is now ready to please the Ugandans. The curtain will be raised on June 1, 2022, as Uganda’s CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship kicks off. The tournament is a way to prepare for 2022’s Africa Women Cup of Nations, which will take place in Morocco and include Uganda and Burundi.