COSAFA U17 Women’s Championship
Uganda vs Comoros
Anjalay Stadium, Mauritius
Tuesday, 24-09-2019 @4pm
The Uganda Women’s U17 national team will be hoping to seal top spot in group A at the 2019 COSAFA Women’s U17 Championships.
After two games and four points accumulated, Ayub Khalifa’s side are currently 2nd in the group behind leaders Zambia who have scored more goals.
With South Africa cruising in Group A and most likely to seal top spot, no one wants to face them in the semis.
The only way to avoid them is by toping Group A and that will be the main focus for Uganda when they take of Comoros on Tuesday afternoon.
“We go into the game against Comoros with a lot of confidence after a commanding victory against Mauritius but our target is to score as many goals as we can because our target is to lead the group, noted Uganda’s head coach Ayub Kalifa.
“Zambia scored 15 goals against Comoros, meaning we have to score more than that to lead the group.
“But that does not mean we shall play under pressure. I want the players to enjoy themselves and play according to instructions.”
Uganda will look to captain Juliet Nalukenge for inspiration after she scored 6 in the 11-0 victory over Mauritius on Saturday.
It should be a straight forward win for Khalifa’s side but it all depends on how many goals they score and will also be keeping close tabs on the result between Zambia and Mauritius in the other group A game.
The other group A fixture on Tuesday
-Zambia vs Mauritius – St. François Xavier Stadium
The Uganda U17 Women’s team at COSAFA
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)