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Queen Cranes suffer narrow defeat in Senegal

Uganda U20 Women’s National Team (The Queen Cranes) suffered defeat to Senegal as the two teams faced off in the first leg of the third round of the 2024 FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

In the game played at Stade Lat-Dor on Saturday, the hosts won 1-0 courtesy of Aissatou Chris Ba’s 42nd mini goal.

Despite several attempts from Uganda, the West African side held on to claim victory.

Coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi remains optimistic his charges will be able to overturn the defeat in the reverse fixture.

“I still believe we have the chance to advance to the next stage. The players fought hard and gave their best. We only need to improve where we struggled in today’s game and put to use the several scoring chances we wasted.” He said.

The return leg is slated for Saturday, 18th November 2023 at FUFA Technical Centre,Njeru.

The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Senegal will face either Ghana or Eswatini at the final qualifying round.

Uganda Starting XI

Sharon Kaidu (GK), Sharifah Nakimera, Harima Kanyago, Desire Katisi Natooro, Patricia Nanyanzi, Krusum Namutebi, Agnes Nabukenya, Kevin Nakacwa, Catherine Nagadya, Hadijah Nandago, Margret Kunihira


Lilian Nakilya, Hasifah Namboozo, Immaculate Odalu, Shamusa Najjuma, Kamiyati Naigaga, Rebecca Nandhego, Hairat Babirye

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