CAFWCL: Tanzania JKT Queens Makes Champions League Debut After Defeating Ethiopia’s Commercial Bank On Penalties

Tanzanian club, JKT Queens will play in the CAF Women’s Champions League after beating Ethiopia’s Commercial Bank 5-4 on penalties in the CECAFA regional qualifiers on Wednesday.

The final in Uganda finished 0-0 after extra time before JKT prevailed in the shootout to secure their place at November’s Champions League finals in Ivory Coast.

Both sides spurned chances to win it in regulation time before nerves and tension took over in the penalty contest.

Reported by CAF.Online, JKT converted all five spot-kicks, through Ester Mbanza Gindulya, Donisia Minja, Winifrida Gerald, Anastazia Katunzi and Happyness Mwaipaja, while Commercial Bank missed their fifth penalty, as JKT goal keeper, saved Tinbit Samuel Bassa’s effort to spark Tanzanian celebrations.

“I’m very happy we are champions and will play in the Champions League,” said JKT coach Esther Fredy Chaburuma.

“The players worked hard because we won all our matches in the competition.”

In the third-place playoff, Burundi’s Buja Queens beat 2021 winners Vihiga Queens of Kenya 1-0 through, Lydia Akoth’s 41st minute goal ensured the win.

JKT’s Stumai Abdallah Athumani was named player of the tournament while her teammate, Idrisa took the best goalkeeper award.

Kampala Queens’ Fazila Ikwaput won the golden boot with eight goals as Uganda took the fair play award.

JKT Queens wins ensure a debut participation for the team in the CAF Women’s Champions League proper later this year.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *