The U-17 Uganda women football team are in a high gear ahead of their second leg World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia.
The 2019 COSAFA and CECAFA champions have an upper hand in their 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers after securing a first leg 2-0 win over Ethiopia at the Startimes Stadium, Lugogo 12 days ago with Juliet Nalukenge and Catherine Nagadya getting the cranes off the mark in the first leg of the preliminary tie.
The two teams will again faceoff this Saturday in Ethiopia for a place in the next stages of the qualifiers were the aggregate winner will face the winner of the tie between Tanzania and Burundi.
Speaking after the practice match against a select side in Njeru, Head coach Ayub Khalifa says his team is ready for the battle and hopes to pick up a positive result in Ethiopia
This friendly game has helped us to analyse all our player movements and we are working on their speed especially for the strikers, we hope to pick up a positive result from Ethiopia.
We don’t have any injury concerns in the camp and what we are waiting for is boarding that plane to Ethiopia.”
The team flies out to Bahar Dar, Ethiopia on Friday morning for the return leg of the first round of 2020 U-17 World Cup qualifiers.