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Uganda U-20 team routs Kenya 7-2 in World Cup qualifier

Nalukenge got a brace against Kenya. Nalukenge features for Apollon Ladies FC in Cyprus. PHOTO FUFA MEDIA

Kenya 🇰🇪 2  Uganda 🇺🇬 7

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Two goals each from lead striker Juliet Nalukenge and Sumaya Komuntale gave Uganda’s Under 20 women’s team a resounding 7-2 victory over hosts Kenya at Nyayo stadium, Nairobi on Saturday afternoon.

Other goals came from Margaret Kunihira, captain Fauzia Najjemba and Shamira Nalugya in the first leg of the first round of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.

Uganda got its first goal as early as the second minute of the game through Nalukenge before Kunihira added the second one, eighteen minutes later, Nalukenge also scored another goal before halftime.

Najjemba, Nalugya, Komuntale also scored a goal each to give Uganda a 6-0 lead in the first half.

In the second half, Kenya tried to fight back but only managed to score two goals before Komuntale scored another one for Uganda to end the game 7-2.

Team coach, Ayubu Khalifa said he didn’t expect to score many goals although he was confident of victory.

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

Uganda U20 Starting XI

Daphine Nyayenga(GK), Samalie Nakacwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Nadunga, Aisha Nantongo, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Shamira Nalugya, Hadijah Nandago, Juliet Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba, Margret Kunihira

Substitutes

Joan Namusisi (GK), Grace Aluka, Harima Kanyago, Kevin Nakacwa, Eva Nagayi, Catherine Nagadya, Zaitun Namaganda, Zainah Nandede, Jowelia Nagadya

 

 

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