Tanzania took a giant leap towards their pursuit for a final round spot in the African qualifiers for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Costa Rica 2022™, securing a 1-0 victory over Ethiopia in Zanzibar on Sunday. 

The fourth round fixture had rekindled the East African rivalry between Tanzania and Ethiopia, after both teams previously earned third round wins over Burundi and Eritrea respectively. 

The home side and reigning COSAFA U20 Championship winner made the brightest start with several chances but couldn’t convert them against the Ethiopians as the first half ended in a barren draw at the Amaan Stadium.

After the break, the visiting CECAFA U20 Women’s Cup champions also returned to the pitch with intent to snatch an away goal, but it was the Tanzanite that found a breakthrough in the 64th minute thanks to Christer Bahera’s effort.