Uganda edge Tanzania to reach FIFA U17 Women World Cup final round

The Uganda U17 National football team edged Tanzanian side following a remarkable performance on Saturday in the qualifiers of the 2020 FIFA U17 Women World Cup.

Uganda which needed only one goal to reach the final round of the qualifier, however, won the game 5-0 at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.

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Grace Aluka celebrating her goal against Tanzania

Therefore Saturday’s result means that the Ayub Khalifa coached side progressed to the next stage 6-2 on aggregate.

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Winger Margaret Kunihira broke the deadlock after just two minutes from the mandatory first half break. In addition, with a fierce strike which seemed too hard for custodian Aishi Mrisho to save.

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Uganda U17 Women Team forward Fauzia Najjemba taking on Tanzania defender

Fauzia Najjemba doubled the lead with a well-taken free-kick after a foul on Hadijja Nandago.

The stylish player curled the ball just above the wall and also her effort went into the back of the net.

Moments later, it turned out to be a scoring spree for Uganda with Grace Aluka’s clearance beating goalkeeper Aishi who had moved off her line to make it 3-0 for the hosts.

Skipper Juliet Nalukenge then scored twice in the closing stages of the game to make it 5-0 for Uganda.

Uganda’s victory over Tanzania means that they advanced to the playoff round. However, this is where they will now face off with Cameroon.

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Uganda U17 Women Team starting XI

Uganda Starting XI for the FIFA U17 Women World

Daphine Nyayenga(GK), Samalie Nakachwa (Gillian Akadinda), Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Naddunga. Also, Grace Aluka, Shamira Nalugya, Catherine Nagadya(Zaitun Namaganda), Hadijja Nandago(Gloria Namugerwa), Juliet Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba, Margret Kunihira

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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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