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FIFA U17 Women World Cup Qualifier: Uganda National Team embark on 2nd round preparations

FIFA U17 Women World Cup Qualifier:

2nd Round 1st Leg Match

1st March 2020

Tanzania Vs Uganda

Preparations for the second round of the FIFA U17 Women World Cup Qualifier are on and the national U17 Women football team today took to the field with double training sessions.

Uganda will be facing off with East African neighbours Tanzania with the first leg of the two-legged fixture scheduled to be played on March 1st, 2020 in Dar es Salaam.

The return leg of the fixture will be played a fortnight later in Kampala after which the aggregate winner will advance to the 3rd and final round of the qualifiers to face the winner between Cameroon and Sao Tome who also face off in one of the other fixtures on this round.

Uganda U17 Women midfielder Shakira Nyinagahirwa in training on Monday

The team is camping at the Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisaasi and a total of 19 players of the summoned 25 are already in camp.

According to the team head coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi, the first training was utilized to fine-tune the mentality of the players to suit the demands of the task at hand after spending some time apart working with their respective clubs.

Uganda U17 Women National Team players in Monday Morning training session

‘Our fast job was to bring the girl’s mind to work in unison, to appreciate and understand the task at hand as also wait for everybody to get here. We have not been together for a couple of weeks as they attended their clubs.’ Said Ayub.

In the preceding days, we will start to work in the different aspects of the game because we face a familiar opponent who is known to us to be a tough one for that matter. We need to be at our very best.’ He added.

Mbekeka rejoins the technical Team
Olive Mbekeka who has previously worked as the fitness coach before being assigned to take charge of the U20 team that took part in the FIFA U20 world cup qualifiers before being eliminated by Tanzania joined the team for the afternoon session and will continue to assist the head coach in the capacity previously held on the team.