Fufa announces free entry for Tanzania game

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Uganda U17 players celebrating Fauzia Najjemba’s goal against Tanzania.

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has confirmed that fans will access StarTimes Lugogo on Saturday at no cost as Uganda takes on Tanzania in the 2020 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

Uganda will host Tanzania in the return leg of the second round qualifying phase, seeking to overturn the 2-1 loss they suffered in Dar es Salaam at the start of this month.

FUFA Communications Director, Ahmed Hussein Marsha confirmed that fans will access the ordinary stands free of charge in a bid to have fans rally behind the team.

“FUFA believes the girls have done a great job so far and they will definitely need the support from the fans on Saturday to advance to the next stage. Therefore, entrance to the ordinary section will be at no cost,” he confirmed.

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For the fans that will want to watch the game from the pavilion, the VVIP tickets will be sold at UGX 50,000.

“We therefore call upon football fans and the general public to come and support the girls on Saturday,” added Hussein.

It should be noted that on Monday evening, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo paid a courtesy visit to the Uganda U17 Girls’ camp at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru and encouraged the players ahead of Saturday’s game.

The visit by the FUFA President came with a big promise to the team of two hundred dollars ($200) per player if they eliminate Tanzania and advance to the next round final qualifying round.

“I have watched you play and I must say I am very much impressed. You are one of the best teams in this category on the continent and that is why we have registered you in as many competitions because we believe in your abilities.  We really have a lot of hope in this team and losing out will be an opportunity lost. What you could be missing is just mental toughness and you will need just that on Saturday. They (Tanzania) may be a good side but I believe you are better,” said FUFA President.

The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Tanzania will face either Cameroon or Sao Tome and Principe in the final qualifying phase.

The 2020 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup will be played in November in India.

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