Uganda Crested Cranes coach Faridah Bulega says her team needs to improve in their attack and command more possession if they are to return home with the 2019 CECAFA Women’s Championship.
The country’s national women’s football team butchered Djibouti 13-0 on Sunday in their opening game, but despite the emphatic victory, Bulega believes they could’ve done more damage.
Juliet Nalukenge who was the top scorer in the COSAFA U17 Cup a few months ago, scored five goals while Hasifah Nassuna and Fazilah Ikwaput each notched a hat trick
Fauziah Najjemba and Amina Nababi were also on the score sheet as Uganda got the convincing win, but Bulega insists a lot needs to be down upfront.
“We’ve got our first win. We beat Djibouti by 13 goals which was very good, however, we need to improve on some areas like scoring and ball possessing. Because last time we lost the trophy because we failed to score more goals.
“We’ve been working on shooting although we failed to score more goals today. This game could’ve easily ended 25-0. But we shall continue working on our shooting and finishing. We have to make sure that we score from every chance we create because last time we lost the trophy to Tanzania because of goal difference.”
In the other group B game, Kenya beat Ethiopia 2-0 to climb into the second position on the log.
Up next for Uganda is a contest against Ethiopia on Tuesday, the same day Kenya takes on Djibouti.