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I am out to stop Tanzania – Mbekeka warns ahead of crucial FIFA WC qualifier

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Uganda’s U-20 women head coach Oliver Mbekeka has vowed to contain Tanzania with 5 defenders in their upcoming FIFA U20 Women’s WC qualifier match at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo on Saturday 1st February 2020.

Uganda lost the first leg 2-1 in Arusha, Tanzania but can still overturn the result if the Girls can effectively use their away goal to progress to the next round of the qualifiers.

The Airtel FUFA women’s player of the year Juliet Nalukenge scored in Tanzania to give the side an outright hope for qualification.

The two teams will face off in the second leg of the qualifiers this Saturday in Uganda for a place in the next stages of the qualifiers where the aggregate winner will face either Sierra Leone/Senegal

Speaking after the team’s last training at the Startimes Stadium, Lugogo, Mbekeka confirmed that all she needs her team to do is attack and defend with speed if they are to contain the visitors, especially from the counter.

We need to attack and press with speed because Tanzania has quick players who can hurt us on the counter-attack.

Mbekeka said

She also confirmed that she intends to compact her defense.

We are going to play with 5 defenders, 3 midfielders and 2 forwards. We have to be compact in defense in order to stop Tanzania from getting any away goal.

She added.

Only 2 countries will represent Africa at the 2020 FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama.

Fixtures in summary
Uganda Vs Tanzania
Morocco Vs Egypt
Angola Vs Congo
Guinea Vs Liberia
Gabon Vs DR Congo
Gambia Vs Burkina Faso
Guinea-Bissau Vs Mauritania
Sierra Leone Vs Senegal
Zimbabwe Vs Malawi
Botswana Vs Namibia
South Africa Vs Zambia


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