Uganda’s women’s National football team Crested Cranes labored past a resilient Rwanda’s She Amavubi Stars in a 1-0 second leg tie win of the 2024 Paris Olympics Qualifiers.
Forward Fazila Ikwaput’s extra time 100th minute strike at Kigali Pele Stadium gave Uganda a hard fought win to advance to the 2nd round on a 4-3 aggregate.
The first leg held at the same Stadium on Wednesday 12th had end in a 3-all thrilling draw.
Ikwaput who came off the bench put a clean finishing to Sandra Nabweteme’s orchestration that left the Rwanda defence disposed off.
Uganda advanced to the next round where they will face Cameroon who got a bye at the previous round.
The two games will be played in October and winner on aggregate will face Nigeria or Ethiopia in the Third Round.
How teams lined up
Rwanda – Angeline Ndakimana, Louise Maniraguha, Lydia Uzayidenga, Uwase Andersen, Mukahirwa, Sifa Gloria Nibagwire, Dorothe Mukeshimana, Uwase Umwali, Alodie Kayitesi, Florence Imanizabayo, Libelle Nibagwire
Uganda – Daisy Nakaziro, Samalie Nakachwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Aisha Nantongo, Shadia Nankya, Joan Nabirye, Hasifa Nasuuna, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Sandra Nabweteme, Fauziah Najjemba, Shamirah Nalugya