Africa Soccer Uganda’s Crested Cranes thrash Zambia’s Copper Queens

Uganda’s Crested Cranes thrashed their Zambian counterparts 5-0 in a friendly played in Morocco on Tuesday evening.

Both teams were using the match played at Grand Stade de Marrakech Annex 1 to prepare for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

Uganda seemed more ready for the tournament as they scored the opening goal through Nalugaya Shamirah in the 37th minute.

Two minutes later, one goal soon became two as Fauzia Najjemba added the second goal.

Zambia did score but in the wrong net after Martha Tembo’s own goal with two minutes to break.

The Ugandans were not yet done as they added two more goals in the second half.

Vola Nambi made it 4-0 for the Ugandans after scoring in the 57th minute Fazila Ikwaput sealed the demolition with the final goal in the 72nd minute.

It was the third warm up match for the Copper Queens who drew 1-1 with Morocco then beat Phoenix Marrakech FC 6-0 on Saturday evening.

Zambia open the floor against Cameroon on July 3 before lining up against Togo and Tunisia.

Crested Cranes face Senegal on Sunday in Group A which also comprises Morocco and Burkina Faso.

Zambia starting line-up: Catherine Musonda 18, Margaret Belemu 8, Lushomo Mweemba 3, Martha Tembo 13, Ireen Lungu 14, Agness Musesa 15, Grace Chanda (C) 10, Xiomara Mapepa 11, Misozi Zulu 7, Evarine Susan Katongo 17, Ochumba Oseke Lubanji 21

Uganda’s Starting XI
Ruth Aturo (GK and Captain), Asia Nakibuuka, Sumaya Komuntale, Yudaya Nakayenze, Aisha Nantongo, Joan Nabirye, Viola Nambi, Hasifah Nassuna, Rita Kivumbi, Shamirah Nalugya, Fauzia Najjemba

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