January 24, 2022

FIFA U20 WCQ: Uganda ready for whoever comes their way next – Khalifa

By Brian Aheebwa
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Uganda's U20 side pose for a team photo before they played the Kenya U20 side at St Mary's Stadium in Kitende / FUFA Image

The Uganda U20 Women’s national team ejected South Africa to reach the fourth round of the FIFA Women U20 World Cup qualifiers.

South Africa and Uganda played to a goalless draw in Johannesburg for the latter to advance 1-0 on aggregate thanks to Hadijah Nandago’s lone goal in the first leg played at Kitende, a fortnight ago.

After the game, head coach Ayub Khalifa was full of praise for the girls noting that they are ready for whoever comes their way next.

“It has been a fight full of high spirit from the girls and I would want to thank them for the show they have put right from the start of this campaign,” Khalifa told FUFA media.

“I am grateful that we have progressed to the next stage and let’s all keep our heads up.”

“We shall be prepared to take on whichever opponent that comes our way because I believe in this team, they are winners and we shall reach far,” he noted.

Khalifa’s charges will now face either Ghana or Zambia in the fourth round which is the second final huddle.

Uganda will be hoping to be one of the only two representatives from the African continent required at the World’s greatest football showpiece in Costa Rica slated for August 2022.

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