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Uganda U17 side settles in Ethiopia, Ayub optimistic

Uganda U-17 Girls Technical Team during the first leg before Olivia Mbekeka (2nd R) was made U20 head coach

FIFA U17 World Cup, Return leg


Ethiopia vs Uganda, Bahar Dar

The Uganda U17 Girls team is in Ethiopia where they will be aiming for at least a draw take on the home side in the return leg of the FIFA U-17 Women World Cup Qualifiers in Bahar Dar this Sunday.

Head coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi says that the team is in shape after a week-long training which included a 6-0 practice match win against Kampala select.

Though a draw would be enough for the team to advance to the second round after a 2-0 home victory in the first leg, Ayub says that they are going to play for maximum points and everyone in the team looks forward to that.

“We could have won with a 5-0 goal margin in the first leg if we had converted our chances especially in first half. We have spent a better part of our training working on the attack and conversion of the created chances. The team is ready to go and get that win from Ethiopia. I am pleased with the way the girls play; attacking with speed and defending as a unit among other things,” noted Ayub after the practice match at Lugogo.

The team flew out on Friday morning aboard the Ethiopian Airlines. 

Contingent to Ethiopia

Leader of Delegation: Chrizestom Kalibbala

Head coach: Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi

Assistant coach: Hadijja Namuyanja

Goalkeeping coach: James Magala

Team Physician: Stella Nankumba

Team Manager: Joan Namusisi

Team Media Officer: Stephen Mayamba

FUFA Officials:

Peter Atyang (Delegate- Northern Region FA)

Fairfax Johnson Nyiria (Delegate North East Region FA)

Isaac Ssengendo (FUFA staff- Kampala Region FA General Secretary)


Daphine Nyayenga,  Samalie Nakachwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Nadunga, Musibika Stella, Kevin Nakacwa, Kunihira Margret, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Juliet Nalukenge, Nandago Hadijja, Fauzia Najjemba, Namusisi Joan, Catherine Nagadya, Gillian Akandinda, Namugerwa Gloria, Akiror Patricia, Namaganda Zaituni, Zaina Nandede


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