FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers 2022
Third Round, First Leg
Uganda 1-0 South Africa
St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
Forward Hadijah Nandago scored Uganda’s only goal as he side beat South Africa 1-0 in the first leg of the third round qualifying round of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup on Friday at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
She headed home in the 19th minute of play and her goal was the only difference throughout the game albeit both sides attempting to hit the back of the net.
Uganda started the better side and had several inroads at goal with the first realistic chance coming as early as the 6th minute.
Fauzia Najjemba laid up roving left back Sumaya Komuntale whose low drive at the near post was saved by goalkeeper Ramaisha.
Aisha Nantongo who played as a blocking midfielder today too came close in the 11th minute but her ferocious strike outside the area ricocheted of the crossbar.
Striker Juliet Nalukenge had numerous chances inside the box but did not have the desired composure to take away any.
In the second half, the visitors tried to step up efforts but found a resilient Ugandan backline that gave no chances.
At the fulltime whistle, Uganda secured all three points ahead of the return leg slated for 17th December in Johannesburg.
The winner on aggregate will advance to the fourth round where they will face either Ghana or Zambia.
*Credit: FUFA website.