Tuesday, November 9
*Burundi Vs Eritrea
*Djibouti Vs Tanzania
*Uganda Vs Ethiopia – 3:30pm
Uganda and Ethiopia meet on Tuesday in the last game of the 2021 CECAFA U20 Women’s Challenge Cup at FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.
Both teams are tied on 12 points and a winner will be crowned champion of the inaugural round robin tournament.
However, Uganda can take the trophy home if they manage to squeeze out a draw due to their superior goal difference.
Uganda have been excellent but their 1-0 closely contested victory against Tanzania provided a glimpse of their weakness.
The team struggled to put the ball at the back of the net on Saturday and their work is cut out against an Ethiopian team that enjoys to pass their opponents to submission.
“We have tried to correct our errors and I know that we will be able to score goals,” coach Ayub Khalifa said.
“It is a very tough game, its a decider, but we are ready for the game and I want to assure everyone that my girls are very okay and determined to bring victory home.”
Captain Fauziah Najjemba will carry the scoring burden having scored 10 goals in the tournament so far, included six against Djibouti.
But a couple of players have grown into the tournament especially the magical Zainah Nandede who will have to use her trickery and pace to take Uganda to places where they can hurt Ethiopia.
Aisha Nantongo was stretchered off hurt in the last game against Tanzania and it remains to be seen if she recovered for the Tuesday game.
But her replacement Sumaya Komuntale looked up to the task in her cameo appearance.
Ethiopia beat Djibouti 7-0 in their opener and have since beaten everyone they have come across far at Njeru.
What Ethiopia lacks in physique, they have it in game intelligence. Their tik-tak and patient build ups will pose a big challenge to Uganda but whatever the result, they will look at the tournament as a success.
How To Watch – The match will be broadcast live on UBC/Star TV and on FUFA Youtube channel.
Uganda – Daphine Nyayenga, Samalie Nakachwa, Asia Nakibuka, Bira Nadunga, Sumaya Komuntale, Shamirah Nalugya, Shakirah Nyinagahirwa, Hadijah Nandago, Fauziah Najjemba, Zainah Nandede, Margret Kunihira
Ethiopia – E. Lorato, B. Bekele, B. Amare , M. Temesgen, G. Hailu, B. Tadesse , Y. Nyabouny, T. Lema , R. Assrasanang, N. Getenet, M. Sahilu.
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