• FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers 2022
  • First Round, First Leg
  • Kenya vs Uganda
  • Nyayo National Stadium
  • Kickoff: 3PM (EAT)

Uganda U20 Women’s National Team head coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi has named the team that starts against Kenya this evening at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.

The team is largely a composition of the crop that played in the U17 two years ago with only Stella Musubika missing due to injury.

In her absence, her teammate at Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC will start at the heart of defence alongside Bira Nadunga.

Daphine Nyayenga maintains her slot in goal while Samalie Nakacwa and Sumaya Komuntale complete the backline playing as right back and left-back respectively.

The midfield trio of Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Shamirah Nalugya, and Hadijah Nandago is maintained with the latter two playing in advanced roles.

Juliet Nalukenge who plies her trade at Apollon Ladies FC leads the forward line alongside skipper Fauzia Najjemba and Margret Kunihira.

The return leg in Kampala will be played on 8th October with the winner on aggregate facing either South Africa or Mozambique in the second round.

Uganda U20 WNT Starting XI: Daphine Nyayenga (GK), Samalie Nakacwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Nadunga, Aisha Nantongo, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Shamira Nalugya, Hadijah Nandago, Juliet Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba, Margret Kunihira

Substitutes: Joan Namusisi (GK), Grace Aluka, Harima Kanyago, Kevin Nakacwa, Eva Nagayi, Catherine Nagadya, Zaitun Namaganda, Zainah Nandede, Jowelia Nagadya,

Joel Muyita

Joel Muyita is a senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports.

Leave a comment

Please let us know what you think