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Women U20 World Cup: Uganda Face Tanzania Hurdle

Saturday, February 1
*Uganda Vs Tanzania – 4PM
(StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo)

Uganda will be targeting nothing but victory against Tanzania in the second leg of the first preliminary round of the FIFA U20 Women World Cup Qualifiers at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo.

Uganda lost 2-1 in the first leg played in Tanzania two weeks ago, with U17 captain Juliet Nalukenge providing the consolation.

The girls will need at least a 1-0 victory to qualify to the next round compared to the visitors who just need any kind of draw.

Also Read: Uganda Lose To TZ in first leg

Olivier Mbekeka (left) and her coaching staff. FUFA

However, the head coach, Oliver Mbekeka is convinced that her side is well prepared and set for the game.

“We are ready for the game, we have organized players on how to attack and defend, with high speed in transition, press and attack in big numbers,” Coach Mbekeka said on Friday after team’s last training at Lugogo.

“We missed many chances in Tanzania but we worked very hard on it and we going to have a compact defense that Tanzania won’t go through despite their speed.”

If Uganda overcome Tanzania, they face winner between Senegal and Sierra Leone in the second round of the qualifiers.

Uganda U20 Women team training at Lugogo. FUFA

Juliet Nalukenge and Fauzia Najjemba who are expected to lead the striking line, were part of a one all draw against Tanzania in Cecafa Women U17 which Uganda won at Njeru.

This is the 10th edition, and the finals will be hosted in North American sides of Costa Rica and Panama in August 2020.

It should also be noted that Uganda Crested Cranes U17 will face Tanzania in the second Preliminary round of U17 Women world Cup Qualifiers.

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