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U20 Women World Cup Qualifiers: Uganda Obliterate Kenya In Nyayo

Saturday, September 25
*Kenya U20 2-7 Uganda U20

Uganda U20 Women National team beat Kenya 7-2 on Saturday at Nyayo National Stadium in the 2022 African U-20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

Juliet Nalukenge handed Uganda a dream start when he scored in the second minute of the game which set the platform for the side to win a nine-goal thriller.

Nalukenge, just like Sumaya Komuntale, finished the day with a brace, while captain Fauziah Najjemba, Margaret Kunihira and Shamirah Nalugya scored a goal each.

Shaylene Opisa had a double for Kenya’s Rising starlets who need to at least win the return leg 6-0 to advance.

Uganda’s Aisha Nantongo with the ball. FUFA photo

The victory puts Uganda in a strong position ahead of the return leg on October 8, 2021 in Kampala.

“We have had a good result, its a result I expect but the only surprising element is that I never expected to have very many goals,” said Uganda coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi.

“I never wanted to concede, conceding twice means that we have some things we need to rectify.”

If Uganda overcomes Kenya over two legs, they will face winner between Mozambique and South Africa in the third round.

This is a qualification pathway for the 10th edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup that will be hosted from August 10 to August 28 next year in Costa Rica.

Uganda U20 Women National Team coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi. FUFA photo

Players Used

Uganda U20 Starting XI – Daphine Nyayenga(GK), Samalie Nakacwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Nadunga, Aisha Nantongo, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Shamira Nalugya, Hadijah Nandago, Juliet Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba, Margret Kunihira

Substitutes – Joan Namusisi (GK), Grace Aluka, Harima Kanyago, Kevin Nakacwa, Eva Nagayi, Catherine Nagadya, Zaitun Namaganda, Zainah Nandede, Jowelia Nagadya

Kenya XI – 31.Ursula Nasimiyu GK, 4. Veronica Awino, 5. Peris Oside (C), 3. Eunice Mwangi, 22. Lucy Kahuga, 6. Medina Abubakar 8. Lydia Akoth, 19. Sylvia Makungu, 10. Catherine Aringo, 7. Fasila Adhiambo, 9. Shalyene Opisa.

Substitutes – 18. Lucy Kisaga, 21. Redempta Mercy, 12. Inviolata Mukoshi, 25. Kikky Masika, 15. Drailer Salome, 11. Milka Awino, 28. Maximilla Robi, 17. Joy Kinglady Oriyo, 20. Charity Midewa, 24. Jane Hato, 27. Elizabeth Muteshi, 14. Lavender Akinyi.


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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