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Four Players Join U-20 Women Team Ahead of Return Leg Against Kenya

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.
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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.

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