A team comprised of 20 players departed Entebbe International Airport on Friday afternoon confident and hoping for a positive result away.
The first leg game between Uganda U-17 and Ethiopia ended 2-2 at the St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende. The two sides meet again on Sunday in Ethiopia. photo credit/ John Batanudde
Coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi believes there have been changes between the first leg two weeks ago and now with emphasis put on being efficient in front of goal.
“It was unfortunate that we conceded two late goals in the first leg but that is what we have worked on since that game. There has also been an emphasis on effectiveness when we get the scoring chances. Despite, playing away, I have the belief that this group is capable of getting a good result and we advance to the next level.” He said.
Coach Ayub Khalifan Kiyingi of the Uganda Women U-17 is set for the task ahead of him in Ethiopia. photo credit/ Kawowo sports
Defender Faridah Namirimu who missed the first leg because her passport wasn’t processed in time is now available and has travelled with the team.
The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Ethiopia will take on South Africa at the next stage.
It should be noted that this is the second time that Uganda is taking part in the Qualifiers of this category.
Uganda had eliminated Ethiopia and Tanzania and had been pitted against Cameroon in the final qualifying round.
The Uganda Women U-17 side celebrates a goal in one of their previous matches. photo credit/FUFA Media
Defenders: Patience Nabulobi, Faridah Namirimu, Desire Katisi Natooro, Rebecca Nandhego, Sharifah Nakimera, Esther Namusoke
Midfielders: Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Hadijah Nandago, Phiona Nabulime, Krusoom Namutebi, Dorcus Kisakye, Esther Nangendo