COSAFA U17 Championships
Uganda 11-0 Mauritius
St. Francois Xavier Stadium, Mauritius
The Uganda U17 Women’s national team registered their first victory at the COSAFA U17 Women’s Championship, dispatching hosts Mauritius 11-0 on Sunday.
Skipper Juliet Nalukenge was the star of the show as she scored six goals to cup a commanding performance.
Nalukenge struck twice in the first half before adding another four in the second period.
Fauza Najjemba helped her self to a brace while goalkeeper Daphine Nanyenga converted from the spot before Stella Musubika and Margaret Kunihira scored a goal each.
As early as the second minute, Uganda took the lead through Kunihira before Nalukenge doubled their lead three minutes later.
Defender Musubika got Uganda’s third goal just before Nalukenge added two more to complete her hat trick before the break and ensure Uganda is 5-0 up.
Despite scoring many goals in the first half, Uganda kept surging forward with Nalukenge scoring three more goals in the 49th, 51st, 61st and 74th minutes.
Najjemba added one more in the 66th minute after goalkeeper Daphine Nanyenga had converted from the spot when Nalukenge was fouled inside the area in the 54th minute.
Nalukenge was named player of the match she received the accolade and a ball after scoring a hat trick.
The victory elevates Uganda to four points from two games but still second in group A behind Zambia who defeated Comoros 15-0 on the same day.
Uganda will return to action on Tuesday against Comoros in the final group game.
Nalukenge is now the leading goal scorer with 7 goals.
Uganda’s starting XI
Daphine Nyayenga (GK) (Uganda Martyrs HS), Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim SS), Bira Nadunga (Olila High School), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim SS), Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim SS), Juliet Nalukenge (Captain – Kawempe MuslimSS), Fauzia Najjemba (Mukono High School), Zaitun Namaganda (Taggy High School)
Joan Namusisi (GK) (Mukono HS), Gift Nasasira (GK) (Gadafi Integrated), Catherine Nagadya (Katuuso Community SS), Sumayah Komuntale (King of Kings), Precious Atwiine (Up Hill College), Cissy Kabarwani (King of Kings), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim SS)