Uganda U-17 player Margret Kunihira dribbles an Ethiopian player for dead

Confederation of African Football (CAF) Emergency Committee confirmed the postponement of the final round of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers until further notice because of the raging Coronavirus (COVID-19) scourge.

The second and final qualification round matches had been scheduled to take place on 1-3 May and 15-17 May 2020 respectively.

The Uganda U-17 girls team which eliminated Tanzania at the earlier round is set to face Cameroon.

The first round of this contest had been set for the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala and two weeks later, Cameroon would host the return leg in Douala city.

When the Coronavirus situation improves across the African continent, CAF will communicate fresh dates.

Uganda U-17 girls team

Uganda ejected Tanzania 6-2 on aggregate over two legs after overcoming a a slim 2-1 loss away in Dar es Salaam.

Cameroon on the other hand, humbled Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 over two legs.

FIFA U-17 Women World Cup:

The FIFA U-17 Women World Cup confirmed to be hosted by India has been also pushed ahead by FIFA because of the same Coronavirus concerns across the globe.

Africa will be represented by three countries.

The two other qualification matches will see an all-West African affair between Ghana and Nigeria whilst South Africa will battle Morocco.

The development comes in the wake of CAF’s postponement of the CHAN 2020 finals, third and fourth rounds of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers as well as the semi-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup and Champions League.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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