The Uganda Cranes dreams of making it out of the 2021 COSAFA Women’s Championship group stages have been halted after losing to Zambia.
Zambia skipper Grace Chanda scored the lone strike to send Uganda packing in the last game of group C played at the Nelson Bay Stadium in South Africa.
Although Chanda’s goal came in the 37th minute of the game after she set up by her striking partner Ochumba Lubandji, Uganda failed to equalise following disciplined defending from Zambia.
2021 COSAFA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Zambia 1-0 Uganda
(G. Chanda 38′)
We make it into the semifinals
We are Copper Queens pic.twitter.com/HEytX3yv7Y
— Zambia WNT (@Copper_Queens) October 5, 2021
Uganda has been eliminated as they finish second in group C with four points, five points behind Zambia who qualified to the semi-finals.
Uganda’s loss means Malawi has also qualified to the semis as the best second-placed team of the tournament with six points in group A.
Other semifinalists include Tanzania who qualified to the next round after finishing first in Group B with nine points.