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FIFA U20 Women’s WC Qualifiers: Ayub, Najjemba upbeat as Uganda set to face Ghana

Coach Ayub Khalifa and (left) and skipper Fauzia Najjemba address media on Friday. FUFA Photo

FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers
Fourth Round, First Leg
Uganda vs Ghana
St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
Saturday, 22nd January 2022

Uganda U20 Women’s National Team head coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi and skipper Fauzia Najjemba have expressed readiness ahead of Saturday’s encounter against Ghana in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers showpiece.

The duo indicated the team has prepared adequately during Friday’s press briefing held at FUFA House, Mengo.

The gaffer asserts his charges have enough time in camp and the players are physically and mentally ready to face Ghana.

“We have adequately prepared for the game against Ghana and all players are geared towards our target which is winning,” he stated.

Kiyingi is unfazed by the threat that Ghana pose and indicates he has done his part of making sure his troops are ready.

“We respect Ghana because they have the pedigree. They have played at the World Cup before but my role is to prepare the players which we have done. It is what we offer at the pitch that matters not the history.”

Captain Najjemba is aware of Ghana’s abilities but she insists they are ready for the task ahead of them.

“Ghana will not be an easy opponent and it will not be an easy game but we are ready as players for the challenge. The coaches have given us the best preparations and all we have to do is execute the tactics.”

The forward lauded FUFA President, Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim for allowing fans to come and watch the game and states this will even motivate them further.

“I want to thank FUFA President for allowing the fans back into the stadium. This gives us more confidence and welcome them to Kitende on Saturday to come and rally behind us.”

The winner between Uganda and Ghana on aggregate will face either Ethiopia or Tanzania at the final qualifying hurdle.

*Source: FUFA website.


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