The Uganda U-20 Women National team will today play Kenya in the
first leg of the U-20 Women 2022 World Cup Qualifiers at the Nyayo Stadium in
The team under the stewardship of Coach Ayubu Khalifa left Uganda on Thursday
Before leaving on Thursday, the team had a two weeks’ residential camp at FUFA
Technical Centre in Njeru, which was intended to raise the fitness levels of
the girls who had spent a long period without taking part in active football.
The team also played three friendly games against the senior women team, the Crested
Cranes and managed to win one game, a few days before their departure, they
were blessed with the arrival of star forward Juliet Nalukenge from Apollon
Ladies FC in Cyprus.
Uganda will have to raise their spirits high to secure an away
advantage before they host Kenya in the return leg. Uganda will rely on
strikers Juliet Nalukenge and Fauzia Najjemba who is the captain of the team if
they are to overcome a resilient Kenya side.
Khalifa believes they have what it takes to secure a victory
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Najjemba said her fellow players are in good shape to face Kenya,
she says that they are hoping to win the first leg and have an advantage over
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The second leg will be played on 8th October in Kampala and the winner will
face either South Africa or Mozambique.