Apollon Ladies and Uganda U20 Women National Team forward Juliet Nalukenge is confident that the team has an opportunity to earn yet another win against Kenya in the return leg of the U20 Women World Cup Qualifiers.
Nalukenge confidence coming into the game that will be played at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Friday, October 8 is derived from the first encounter in Kenya that granted them an advantage.
The former Kawempe Muslim forward was in fine when she scored a brace in a 7-2 masterclass performance at the Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi on Saturday, September 25 and seems ready for more of the same.
“We are very ready and committed to winning that game because we are playing at home,” Nalukenge noted shortly after the conclusion of the Tuesday morning training.
“We know what home means and we ought to give it the respect it deserves. I am sure we shall go out and fight for what belongs to us,” the forward added.
“We won the away game with a 7-2 scoreline which is an added advantage. The fact that we took the three points means we can do it again. We are therefore waiting for the game.”
“We have to do our best in that game. We have to work hard so that we take all the available points in the game because we want to qualify for the World Cup,” Nalukenge noted.
There is absolutely no doubt that the requirement for the ladies will be maintaining their form keeping in mind the fact that the winner on aggregate gets to meet either Mozambique or South Africa in the phase of qualification.
Meanwhile, Kenya’s contingent arrived in Uganda this morning (Tuesday, October 5th) and will prepare for what promises to be a mouthwatering showdown slated for Friday, October 8, 2021.