Tanzanian outfit JKT Queens FC have defeated Ethiopia’s CBE on penalties to win the 2023 CAF Women’s Champions League CECAFA Zonal Qualifiers on Wednesday.
In a closely contested final that ended 0-0, CBE FC who missed lots with captain Loza Abera, Aregash Tadesse and Median Awol Busser came short in the shootout.
JKT Queens FC goal keeper Najiat Abass Idrisa was the hero on the day after she saved Mesay Temesgen’s effort.
The score ended 5-4 in favor of JKT Queens and has put them in CAF Womens Champions League tournament in Ivory Coast in November later this year.
This has been the first time to see two teams from the same country to qualify for the tournament in consecutive years. Last year Simba Queens from Tanzania were East Africa’s representatives at the Continent.
Kampala Queens FC who were named the Fair Play team of the tournament too entered the books after being the first hosts not to exceed the group stages.
Besides JKT Queens and CBE FC who took home silver, Burundi’s BUJA Queens FC came in third after they defeated Vihiga Queens FC from Kenya 1-0 to clinch the third place.
Winners – JKT Queens FC (Tanzania)
Runners Up – CBE FC (Ethiopia)
Second Runners Up – BUJA Queens FC (Burundi)
MVP – Situmai Abdallah (JKT Queens FC)
Top Scorer – Fazila Ikwaput (Kampala Queens FC) -8 Goals
Fair Play Award – Kampala Queens FC (Uganda)
Best Goalkeeper – Najiat Abass Idrisa (JKT Queens FC)