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CBE to renew acquaintances with Vihiga Queens in confirmed semi final

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Sinan RAJUB SENOGA 

Ethiopia’s CBE FC will play against Kenya’s Vihiga Queens in the first confirmed semi final in CECAFA’s CAF Women’s Champions League Qualifiers at Njeru.

To confirm the semi final duel, CBE beat South Sudan’s Yei Joint Stars 4-0 in their final Group A game played this afternoon.

Goals from skipper Loza Abera, Ariet Odong Ojho, Senayt Bogale Boyzo and second half substitute Mesay Temesgen Tanga ensured a comfortable win for the Ethiopian bankers.

Odong fired the bankers in the lead in the 28th minute with a wonderful low drive from the edge of the box before Abera made it 2-0 with a poacher’s strike from within the area at the stroke of halftime.

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Senayt Bogale scored the third with a long range left footed strike following a brilliant exchange at the hour mark.

Temesgen, who replaced Abera in the 72nd minute, put the icing on the cake with another shot from outside the box, five minutes after her introduction.

CBE finished group winners of Group A with 10 points and are destined to face Vihiga Queens who finished as runners up of Group B with six points.

The two sides met twice in the inaugural tournament in 2021 in Kenya, once in the group stage and another in the final.

CBE beat Vihiga 4-2 in the group phase but the latter avenged perfectly with a 2-1 win in the final and subsequently clinched the championship.

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