The Uganda U20 Women’s National Team suffered defeat at home in the first leg of the fourth round of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.
Despite putting up a spirited fight, the Uganda U20 fell 2-1 at St. Mary’s Stadium,Kitende on Saturday.
Abdulai Salamatu and Grace Animah scored a goal in either half for Ghana.
The lone goal for Uganda came from Captain Fauzia Najjemba who converted from the spot.
Despite dominating the early stages of the game, the Uganda U20 team did not make good use of the chances that came by.
Ghana took the lead in the 24th minute through Salamatu who lobed the ball past goalkeeper Daphine Nyagenga who had moved off her line.
Two minutes into the second half, Animah doubled Ghana’s advantage off a well taken free kick.
The coach called for changes introducing Lillian Mutuuzo, Shamirah Nalugya and Zaina Nandede for Catherine Nagadya, Margaret Kunihira and Hadijah Nandago respectively.
Nalugya won the penalty in the 84th minute and Najjemba was able to score from the spot to give Uganda hope ahead of the return leg that will come two weeks from now.
The winner on aggregate will face either Ethiopia or Tanzania.