Women U20 World Cup: Uganda Bows Out

Saturday, February 1
*Uganda 1-2 Tanzania (Uganda lose 2-4 on aggregate)

Uganda bundled out of the FIFA U20 Women World Cup Qualifiers after a 2-1 loss to Tanzania in the second leg played at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

Uganda who had fallen 2-1 in the first leg, lose the tie 4-2 on aggregate.

Going into Saturday’s encounter, the Olivier Mbekeka’s side needed to win 1-0 and book a place to the next round.

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Fauziah Najjemba in action for Uganda. FUFA
Phionah Nabbumba scored Uganda’s goal. FUFA

Kampala Queens midfielder Phiona Nabbumba put Uganda in a 48th minute lead when he tapped in from close range after a neat pass from Juliet Nalukenge.

Uganda were on course before Diana Msewa leveled matters in the 59th minute off Aisha Khamis Masaka assist.

Clement Opa cemented Tanzania’s place in the next round with a freekick from 25 yards after a foul on Khamis by Shadia Nankya.

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Tanzania had earlier threatened to score when Opa hit the crossbar before goalkeeper Daphine Nyayenga collected the rebound.

Uganda will rue missed opportunities especially when Nalukenge had her tap in from Fauzia Najjemba cleared off the line by Tanzania’s Emeliana Isaya Mdimu.

Najjembe also had a shot that crawled wide.

Tanzania will now play winner between Senegal and Sierra Leone at the next stage.

The calm before the storm

Team Starters

Uganda: Daphine Nyayenga (GK), Aisha Namukisa, Asia Nakibuuka, Shadia Nankya (C), Phiona Nabumba, Juliet Nalukenge, Lilian Mutuuzo, Fauzia Najjemba, Bira Nadunga, Teddy Najjuma

Tanzania: Asha Mrisho (GK), Protasia Pius Mbunda, Ester Mabanzi Gindulya, Diana Lucas Msewa, Opa Clement Tukumbuke, Janeth Christopher Pangamwene, Aisha Khamis Masaka, Emeliana Isaya Mdimu, Julitha Aminel Tamuwai Singano, Enekia Kasonga Lunyamila (C), Irene Elias Kissia

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