U20 Women’s WCQ: Uganda edged by Ghana in first leg

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.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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