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FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers: Uganda, Cameroon first leg ends in a stalemate

2024 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers
First Round, First Leg
Uganda 1-1 Cameroon

Uganda and Cameroon played out a one-all draw in the first leg of the first round of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

In the game played at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende, Uganda led at the break but the visitors got the equalizer in the second half.

Agnes Nabukenya fired Uganda into the lead three minutes after the half hour mark, finishing from close range after Shadia Nabirye set her up.

Esther Nangendo ignited the attack in the middle of the park, releasing Nabirye on the right wing. The latter beat one defender before setting up Nabukenya who fired a low drive beyond the Cameroon goalkeeper.

Uganda went for the mandatory break leading despite the visitors putting up efforts in search for a quick response.

Cameroon returned recharged after recess and eventually draw the game level in the 50th minute through Ernestine Heutchou.

Uganda had a penalty appeal when Slyvia Kabene went down in the area but the Algerian referee waved for play on.

The game eventually ended with no winner. The two teams will face off in the return leg on Friday next week in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Uganda Starting XI
Lillian Nakilya (GK), Promise Kwagalakwe, Faridah Namirimu, Bethany Kaluya, Desire Natooro (C), Esther Nangendo, Agnes Nabukenya, Bushira Nalunkuuma, Shafiga Tamisi, Shadia Nabirye, Slyvia Kabene

Angella Adeke, Asia Kakai, Imelda Kasemire, Ritah Nambuusi, Dorcus Kisakye, Joyce Kainza, Fahima Babirye

Cameroon Starting XI
Chelsea Ngole (GK), Allison Lorte, Ernestine Heutchou, Daniella Toguem, Arlette Irokong, Tiwa Melong, Sophie Lemana, Sky Yemdji, Andree Ngo Bilong, Elvin Linho Kuatewandhji, Maryline Owen

Signe Vanessa, Dani Evrade Djuissi, Gladis Djontu, Marie Mole Nzie, Michelle Mbouke, Antonette Shey Afanyu, Octavie Mbang Ndoa

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