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Ethiopia’s Coach Warns Uganda ahead of 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifier

Uganda will host the Ethiopian team on Saturday at the Star Times Stadium in the first leg before the second leg to be played in Addis Ababa.
Uganda's team after winning the 2019 CECAFA U-17 Women's Challenge Cup last month in Njeru.


Ethiopia’s head coach Samuel Ewunetu Gebrekirstos has warned Uganda ahead of the first leg of the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier.

Uganda will host the Ethiopian team on Saturday at the Star Times Stadium in the first leg before the second leg to be played in Addis Ababa.

“We are here to get a good result before our home game. We know what to expect against Uganda, but we are ready because the girls have prepared well,” Gebrekirstos told URN during transit at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa on Thursday.

The winner between Uganda and Ethiopia over two legs will face the winner between Burundi and Tanzania in the second round.

Ethiopia who did not feature in the recent CECAFA U-17 Women’s Challenge Cup will look to stars Fana Zenebe Gramy, Fasika Mesfin Gojam and Hana Hailu Kefele among others.

But Uganda’s team who won the inaugural CECAFA U-17 Challenge Cup last month and the COSAFA U-17 Women's Cup are expected to be all out to try and make good use of home advantage.

Coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi says Uganda’s team is ready to get a good win before traveling to Ethiopia. “We are confident of winning the game and what we need is a good margin,” added the coach. Uganda will look to strikers Fuazia Najjemba and Juliet Nalukenge to do the damage.

The 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will be the 7th edition of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. The tournament will be held in India between November 2-21 and Africa will be represented by three teams. Spain are the defending champions

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