Tanzania are aiming for the first time to reach the final round of the African qualifiers for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Costa Rica 2022 as they battle Ethiopia in the second leg, fourth round on Friday, 4 February 2022 in Addis Ababa.
Tanzania defeated their neighbours Ethiopia 1-0 courtesy of Christer Bahera’s 64th minute brilliant individual effort in the first leg meeting at Amaan Stadium on 23 January 2022.
The win didn’t only gave the Tanzanite an progression advantage but also revenge a 2-1 defeat to the Ethiopians at the 2021 CECAFA U20 Women’s Cup last November and coach Bakari Shime has reflected on the first leg result.
“I’m very happy about the first leg result. It was a very tough game against Ethiopia and I congratulate my players for what they did in the match in Zanzibar,” Shime told CAFOnline.com.
“We tried as much as possible to prevent an away goal from Ethiopia on our home ground, and created some chances, even though we couldn’t manage to score from them in the first and second half.
“Overall, it was a good and tough game for both teams and we are leading with a 1-0 first-leg advantage. We know Ethiopia are the CECAFA U20 Women’s Cup champions and in our last meeting during the tournament, we lost 2-1 last November.”