2020 FIFA Women World Cup qualifiers
Preliminary Round – First Leg
Tanzania 2-1 Uganda
National Stadium, Dar es Salaam
Uganda threw away a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 to Tanzania in the preliminary round first leg of the 2020 FIFA U20 Women World Cup.
Oliver Mbekeka’s side took the lead through Juliet Nalukenge but could not hold on as Tanzania powered back.
Diana Msewa and Clement Opa scored for the hosts who will now come to Kampala eyeing just a draw to reach the next stage of qualification.
After a goalless first half, Nalukenge broke the deadlock on 48 minutes to stun the home crowd.
The hosts would however respond in inspired fashion through Msewa and Opa to turn thw game on it’s head.
This was the Uganda’s (Women U20) first international engagement and will hope they get the job done in the second leg.
The return leg will be played on Sunday, February 2nd at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
The winner between Uganda will next face Senegal or Sierra Leon at the next round.
Uganda’s starting XI against Tanzania on Sunday
Juliet Adeke, Stella Musubika, Asia Nakibuuka, Aisha Namukisa, Shadia Nankya, Teddy Najjuma (Shakira Mutibwa), Phiona Nabbumba, Margaret Kunihira (Shamira Nalugya), Juliet Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba, Lilian Mutuuzo