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U-20 Women to Face Botswana in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Round Three

To reach the third round, Uganda ejected Kenya 10-3 on aggregate. In the first leg Uganda hammered Kenya 7-2 and later in the return leg Uganda also defeated Kenya 3-1 at St Mary’s stadium in Kitende.
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Uganda U-20 National women team has been paired against Botswana in the third round of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022 qualifiers.

Originally, Uganda was supposed to battle South Africa which ejected Zimbabwe, however the entire draw was revised.

According to the pairings released yesterday by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Botswana will host the first leg between December 2-4th.

To reach the third round, Uganda ejected Kenya 10-3 on aggregate. In the first leg Uganda hammered Kenya 7-2 and later in the return leg Uganda also defeated Kenya 3-1 in a match played at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende. 

The qualifiers that started last August with 40 teams have now entered the third round with 16 teams. According to the qualifiers’ setting, the best two teams will book the tickets to represent Africa in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.  

Apparently several of U-20 women team players are already training with the Crested Cranes that is preparing for the African Women Cup of Nations qualifiers’ tie against Ethiopia. These include captain Fauzia Najjemba and star striker Juliet Nalukenge among others . 

Uganda U-20 women head coach Ayubu Khalifa Kiyingi told Uganda Radio Network- URN that the latter draw is fair compared to South Africa which they were supposed to play in the first place.   

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Kiyingi added that he is happy that some of his players were summoned to the Crested Cranes because he believes by the end of the qualifiers they will be well prepared to face Botswana. “If they have started playing for the senior team, it will shape them well," added the U-20 coach Kiyingi.

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