Women world cup: U17 girls thump Tanzania 5-0

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The girls celebrate

Uganda U17 National football team put up a remarkable performance on Saturday to dispatch off Tanzania in the qualifiers of the 2020 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup.

A brilliant show saw the gallant team run riot, winning the game 5-0 at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo to progress to the next stage 6-2 on aggregate.

In front of a fully packed stadium, the girls were in ruthless mode to win in a remarkable style. This was the first win for Uganda against Tanzania in Women’s football.

Grace Aluka celebrating her goal against Tanzania

Winger Margaret Kunihira broke the deadlock two minutes from the mandatory first half break with a ferocious strike that beat goalkeeper Aishi Mrisho.

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This seemed to have set the ground for Uganda, with the team returning recharged in the second stanza.

Fauzia Najjemba doubled the lead with a well-taken free-kick after a foul on Hadijja Nandago. The stylish player curled the  ball just above the wall and her effort went into the back of the net.

Uganda U17 Women Team forward Fauzia Najjemba taking on Tanzania defender

Moments later, it turned out to be a scoring spree for Uganda with Grace Aluka’s clearance beating goalkeeper Aishi who had moved off her line.

Skipper Juliet Nalukenge put the icing on the cake with a brace in the closing stages of the game.

Uganda now advances to the playoff round to face Cameroon.

Uganda U17 Women Team skipper Juliet Nalukenge (R) in action

Uganda Starting XI

Daphine Nyayenga(GK), Samalie Nakachwa (Gillian Akadinda), Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Naddunga, Grace Aluka, Shamira Nalugya, Catherine Nagadya(Zaitun Namaganda), Hadijja Nandago(Gloria Namugerwa), Juliet Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba, Margret Kunihira.

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