The captain of Uganda’s side, Fauzia Najjemba says that, her
team has prepared enough to win this year’s CECAFA U20 Women’s championship.
Speaking to journalists after finalizing the day's training at
the Njeru based FUFA technical center on Monday, Najjemba says that, they have gone through intensive recovery trainings and in turn acquired all the necessary drills that will
enable them to win their final game of the tournament.
Uganda faces off with Ethiopia in a decisive game
this Tuesday afternoon. Both teams have 12 points, but Uganda stands ahead of Ethiopia
with a six-goal difference.
The current tournament statistics favor Uganda’s chances of
winning the trophy with a draw however, a defeat from Ethiopia completely shatters
their dreams of earning the CECAFA U20 Women’s championship crown.
Najjemba predicts a hard game for her side as they steer up against
Ethiopia, an equally talented team in the tournament. However, she is counting
on the individual players’ ability to consistently abide with their agreed style
of play, which will enable them to outsmart their competitors.
Najjemba who currently boasts of 10 goals to her name within
this tournament says that she aims at exhibiting excellent skills and teamwork spirit, which will enable them to professionalize their footballing
careers at both the national team's and the different platforms available.
//cue in: “as a captain…"//
Cue out…very, very hard. //
Meanwhile Uganda's head coach, Ayub Khalifa says that Ethiopian
players have a tendency of containing the ball within their opponents’ area
however, the girls have mastered their style of play and they are ready to outcompete
them during tomorrow’s encounter.
“Ethiopians are very comfortable with the
ball, a system we are much aware about however, our game plan is not to allow
them to play the ball,” he says.