Uganda’s U20 Women national team took a big step towards qualifying for FIFA U20 Women Waorld cup after beating neighbours Kenya 7-2 at the Nyayo Stadium to take a first leg advantage in the 2022 African U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.
Juliet Nalukenge and Sumaya Komuntale grabbed a brace each while skipper Fauziah Najjemba, Margaret Kunihira and Shamirah Nalugya scored the other goals for Uganda.
Shaylene Opisa scored the two goals for Kenya.
The return leg will be played on October 8th at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.
The winner of the tie will face either Mozambique or South Africa in the next round.
Daphine Nyayenga(GK), Samalie Nakacwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Nadunga, Aisha Nantongo, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Shamira Nalugya, Hadijah Nandago, Juliet Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba, Margret Kunihira
Joan Namusisi (GK), Grace Aluka, Harima Kanyago, Kevin Nakacwa, Eva Nagayi, Catherine Nagadya, Zaitun Namaganda, Zainah Nandede, Jowelia Nagadya
Kenya XI :
Ursula Nasimiyu GK, Veronica Awino, Peris Oside (C), Eunice Mwangi, Lucy Kahuga, Medina Abubakar, Lydia Akoth, Sylvia Makungu, Catherine Aringo, Fasila Adhiambo, Shalyene Opisa.
Substitutes – Lucy Kisaga, Redempta Mercy, Inviolata Mukoshi, Kikky Masika, Drailer Salome,Milka Awino, Maximilla Robi, Joy Kinglady Oriyo, Charity Midewa, Jane Hato, Elizabeth Muteshi, Lavender Akinyi.