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African Games: Queen Cranes clinch historic bronze medal in Ghana

Staff

David GOMBE

Uganda U-20 Women’s National Football team, Queen Cranes have won bronze in the third place playoff game against Senegal.

Under the stewardship of Sheryl Botes, the Queen Cranes needed a 6-5 shootout win to overcome Senegal at the ongoing African Games in Accra, Ghana.

The two sides had played out to a goalless stalemate in normal time of the contest.

Victory over Senegal sees the Queen Cranes become the first Ugandan football team to win silverware in the Women Football on the continent.

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Uganda as so far now won 16 medals (4 Gold, 5 Silver, 7 Bronze ) at the ongoing 13th African Games.

Medals so far won by Uganda at the African Games

*Swimming*

1 Bronze
Gloria Muzito
Women’s 100m freestyle

*Weightlifting*

55Kg Category
1 Silver (Total)
1 Silver (Clean & Jerk)
1 Bronze (Snatch)

All from Davis Niyoita

*Badminton*

1 Gold
Women’s doubles
Husinah Kobugabe & Gladys Mbabazi

1 Silver
Women’s singles
Husinah Kobugabe

1 Bronze
Women’s Singles
Fadillah Shamika

*Cycling*

1 Gold
Individual Time Trial
Charles Kagimu

*Athletics*

1 Silver
Women’s 800m
Halima Nakaayi

1 Silver
Women’s 3000m steeplechase
Peruth Chemutai

1 Bronze
Women’s Javelin
Joyce Lalam

*Boxing*

1 Bronze
Minimum Weight
Innocent Tumusiime

1 Bronze
Featherweight
Kassim Murungi

*Rugby*

1 Gold
Men’s 7s
Rugby 7s Cranes

1 Gold
Women’s 7s
7s Lady Cranes

*WOMEN’S FOOTBALL*

1 Bronze
Queen Cranes

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