Ayubu Khalifa Kiyingi, the head coach of the
U-20 Nation women football team says that he is happy with his
side following their 3-1 victory of Kenya’s national team in their U-20 World Cup qualifiers.
Star striker Juliet
Nalukenge, Hadijja Nandago and Margaret Kunihira were all on target as Uganda stopped Kenya from advancing to the next round at St. Mary’s stadium in
Uganda was the first to score through Kunihira in
the 14th minute before Kenya levelled the game through Peris Oside six minutes
later. Nandago scored the second goal for Uganda before the end of the opening half. Nalukenge added the 3rd goal later making it 3-1.
Head coach Ayubu Khalifa Kiyingi couldn’t
hide his excitement about their victory, which has enabled them to progress to
the next level. He applauded their opponents for the spirited
fight in the return leg.
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Uganda entered the contest with an advantage over
Kenya after winning 7-2 in the opening leg of the competition at Nyayo stadium
in Nairobi, Kenya two weeks ago. Kiyingi expressed concern about the way his side conceded the goal despite their victory, saying they will
go back to the drawing board to address the problem.
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Fauzia Najjemba attributed their
success to hard work. “It
is yet another win for us as a team. The hard work and unity have kept us going and growing the strong bond of a
family”. Najjemba briefly stated. The result means Uganda advances to the next
round with a 10-3 aggregate over Kenya.
Uganda now advances to the third round of the
qualifiers where they will battle South Africa for a slot for the fourth
round. Only two teams will qualify
from this tournament to represent Africa in the 2022 FIFA U-20
Women's World Cup that will be held in Cota