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Uganda takes on Kenya in U-20 Women World Cup qualifier

The team training in Nairobi yesterday. PHOTO FUFA MEDIA

✳ Kenya vs Uganda 3pm

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda U-20 Women team will today play Kenya in the first leg of the World Cup Qualifiers at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.

The team under the stewardship of Coach Ayubu Khalifa left Uganda on Thursday morning.

Before leaving on Thursday, the team had a two weeks’ residential camp at FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru, which was intended to raise the fitness levels of the girls who had spent a long period without taking part in active football.

The team also played three friendly games against the senior women team, the Crested Cranes and managed to win one game, a few days before their departure, they were blessed with the arrival of star forward Juliet Nalukenge from Apollon Ladies FC in Cyprus.

Uganda will have to raise their spirits high to secure an away advantage before they host Kenya in the return leg. Uganda will rely on strikers Juliet Nalukenge and Fauzia Najjemba who is the captain of the team if they are to overcome a resilient Kenya side.

Khalifa believes they have what it takes to secure a victory against Kenya.

Najjemba said her fellow players are in good shape to face Kenya, she says that they are hoping to win the first leg and have an advantage over Kenya.

The second leg will be played on 8th October in Kampala and the winner will face either South Africa or Mozambique.

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