They have now joined the team which is currently in a residential training camp at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru preparing for the second leg of the tie that is scheduled to take place on October 8, 2021, at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
Four new players have been added to the Uganda National U-20 women team that is training for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers return-leg against Kenya.
The new players added to the team include winger
Ronah Regina Nantege, midfielder Phiona Nabulime, right back Winnie
Kwatulira and striker Allen Nassazi. They have now joined the team which is currently in a residential training camp at
the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru preparing for the second leg of
the tie that is scheduled to take place on October 8, 2021, at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
The team was also joined by goalkeeper Saidat Namwanje who was part of the initial squad summoned but did not travel with the team to Kenya for the first leg of the tie. Team head coach Ayubu Khalfah Kiyingi believes that the additions will create healthy competition in the team.
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Uganda will enter the contest with an advantage over Kenya after winning 7-2 in the opening leg of the competition at Nyayo
stadium in Nairobi, Kenya last week. Players to watch out for include Juliet Nalukenge who scored two goals in the
first leg plus team skipper Fauzia Najjemba who also added a goal and an assist
in the game.
Although Uganda registered a convincing win in the
first leg, Kiyingi says it is not yet a done job. “We had a convincing victory
in the first leg which is very good but we should not rest on our laurels
thinking the job is done,” he stated before adding,” our opponents are
preparing and perhaps will come back better and try to overturn the first-leg
deficit.” Kiyingi said.
After the second leg, the winner of the aggregate advances
to the next stage. At the next phase (second round), the winner between Uganda
and Kenya will face either South Africa or Mozambique.