Uganda U-20 Close Up On WCup Bye

Uganda 13(22)-0(0)South Sudan

Uganda’s national women’s team on Saturday evening qualified for the next round of the Under-20 World Cup qualifiers after humiliating visiting South Sudan in the return leg played at the Lugogo Stadium.

The team, handled by Ibrahim Kaziba, netted 13 times to qualify with a record 22-0 goal aggregate.

“The girls played well but the opponents did not give us very tough competition,” said Uganda’s coach.

Hasifa Nassuna, Ritah Kivumbi and Sandra Nabweteme netted hat-tricks, while Naome Nagadya, Dorothy Nakato and Jeninnga Awadifo also scored a goal each.

The visiting side hardly made any attempts at the Ugandan goal and even had Sidona Akwch Adhar quickly rushed away in an ambulance for treatment.

“We tried to play good football but the slippery pitch was also a problem. We are a new member in FIFA and slowly by slowly we shall get better,” South Sudan coach Stephen Noah told reporters after the match.

Uganda’s women’s team, which has never qualified for any major championship, will now face giants Egypt in the next round.

Other African teams that will play in the qualifiers include South Africa, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Tunisia and Zambia.

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