Aquino inspires Simba Queens to Cecafa tourney semis

Corazone Aquino

Simba Queens midfielder Corazon Aquino (centre) celebrates with teammates after scoring the first goal during their Cecafa CAF Champions League qualifiers match against She Corporate of Uganda on August 17, 2022 in Dar es Salaam.

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What you need to know:

  • Simba, under the tutelage of Sebastian Leonard Nkom, thrashed Garde Republicaine FC from Djibouti 6-0 in their first game.
  • They face Yei Joints Stars from South Sudan in their final match on Friday. 

Harambee Starlets midfielder Corazon Aquino was on target as Tanzania Women Premier League champions Simba Queens edged out She Corporate of Uganda 2-0 to advance to the semis of the 2022 Cecafa Region CAF Champions League qualifiers on Wednesday.

Aquino netted via a spectacularly well curled free kick in the 30th minute to hand the hosts the lead.

Simba’s other goal was netted by Pambani Kuzoya who capitalised on a mix up in the She Corporate defence to easily slot the ball home in the second half.

“I’m happy to have scored in this important game and look forward to bagging more goals in this game so that we can make it to the CAF Champions League. As hosts we are not underrating any team, but doing our best to win this tournament,” said Aquino after the game.

Simba, under the tutelage of Sebastian Leonard Nkom, thrashed Garde Republicaine FC from Djibouti 6-0 in their first game.

They face Yei Joints Stars from South Sudan in their final match on Friday. 

Vihiga Queens, who won the inaugural tournament, are not participating in this year’s edition due to the Fifa suspension of Kenya in February due to government interference.

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