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U-20 Women Ready for South Africa – Ayubu Khalifa

Uganda is preparing for a doubleheader against giants South Africa in the third round of the qualifiers over two legs. The first leg will take place at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on December 3rd, before the return leg in South Africa.
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The national U-20 women team head coach Ayubu Khalifa Kiyingi says his side is ready for South Africa in their forthcoming fixture FIFA World Cup qualifiers next month on 3rd December 2021.  

Uganda is preparing for a doubleheader against giants South Africa in the third round of the qualifiers over two legs. The first leg will take place at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on December 3rd, before the return leg in South Africa. 

On Monday, the team played their last build-up game against Women Super league outfits She Corporates Women Football Club, the game ended in a 1-0 victory in favor of the u-20 women national team courtesy of Catherine Nagadya’s strike.

 

After the game, Kiyingi said that his side is good enough to face South Africa as the two sides look forward to securing a slot in the  2022 African U-20 Women's World Cup that is will take place next year in Costa Rica as the CAF representatives.

However, the manager revealed that some of his players are out due to injuries but he hopes they will be fit before they host South Africa in the first leg at St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.

 

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Fresh from the just concluded CECAFA U-20 Women Championship that was hosted at FUFA Technical center in Njeru where Uganda scooped a silver, the team entered a residential camp on 19th November 2021.  

Since then, the girls have been conducting several training sessions to help the team raise their fitness levels.

Uganda will have to raise the heads up if they to overcome a resilient side in South Africa. To reach the third round, Uganda ejected Kenya 10-3 on aggregate. In the first leg Uganda hammered Kenya 7-2 and later in the return leg, Uganda picked a 3-1 win.

The qualifiers that started last August with 40 teams have now entered the third round with 16 teams. According to the qualifiers’ setting, the best two teams will book tickets to represent Africa in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.    

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