Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bunge Queens surge as Eala fade in EAC games

By Majuto Omary @majutoy2k

        Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s Bunge Queens had little mercy on East African Legislative Assemble (Eala) as they clobbered them 74-8 in a one-sided match at the East African Community (EAC) Inter-Parliamentary Games yesterday.

It was the second victory for Bunge Queens in the games, which got underway three days ago at the National Stadium.

On Sunday, they were awarded a walkover after Burundi legislators failed to show up at the National Indoor Stadium for the game. They were awarded a 60-0 victory.

In yesterday’s match, Bunge Queens took command of the game right from the first whistle with their goal shooter Lueli Lupondo and goal attacker Angelina Lusinde breaking down the Eala defence almost at will.

Bunge Queens coach Eleonora Mongi showered praise on her players after the match, saying they put up spirited fight.

She said their target is to win the title when the Inter-Parliamentary Games come to a close next week.

“We deserve the win. We put our opponents at bay throughout the game,” she said. “This is a clear indication that we have what it takes to claim the Inter-Parliamentary Games glory this year,” Mongi.

On Monday, Tanzania Parliament soccer team registered a 3-2 win against Burundi in a closely-contested match at the National Stadium.

The hosts scored their goals though Mohammed Mchengerwa, who grabbed a brace, and Yusuph Gogo, while Burundi’s goals were scored by Jean Marie Cimpaye and Simon Gakinja.

Defending champions Uganda underlined their quest to retain the title with 7-0 win over Kenya at the same venue. Uganda’s Mohammed Nsereko grabbed a hat-trick and teammates Peter Ogwang and Brian Arinaitwe struck twice each to give team the convincing victory. (AFP)