UGANDA U17 WOMEN 2-0 ETHIOPIA U17 WOMEN
An early goal from skipper Juliet Nalukenge and a late header from second half substitute Catherine Nagadya helped Uganda U17 women’s team to take an early advantage over Ethiopia at Lugogo in Kampala.
Nalukenge needed only 5 minutes to head the home side into the lead off a Najjemba Fauzia brush header.
Both Nalukenge and Kunihira missed a couple of chances to double Uganda’s lead before halftime but their efforts went wide.
The Ethiopians nearly found an equaliser when Tuwork Wodajo Aragaw took a well curved free kick only to be denied by the woodwork.
Hadijah Nandago was replaced by Catherine Nagadya after she suffered an injury inside the second half.
In the 86th minute, Nagadya headed home a Fauzia Najjemba quality cross to double the hosts lead.
The return fixture of this game will be played in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia on 26th, January,2020.
The aggregate winner will face the winner between Tanzania and Burundi in the next qualifying round.
Uganda U17 women’s XI
Daphne Nyayenga(GK), Samalie Nakachwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Bbira Nadunga, Stella Musubika, Kevin Nakachwa, Juliet Nalukenge, Margret Kunihira, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Hadijah Nandago, Fauzia Najjemba.
Joan Namusisi, Catherine Nagadya, Gillian Akandinda, Gloria Namugerwa, Patricia Akiror, Zaituni Namaganda, Zaina Nandede.
Ethiopia women’s U17
Foziya Zenabu Temesgen(GK), Betlehem Bekele Chumo, Ariet Odongo Ojho, Nigist Bekele Haile, Medina Jemal Endris,Beeti Zewdu Haile, Netsanet Tsagaye Kama(C), Hana Hailu Kefele, Tuwork Wodajo Aragaw, Yordanos Berhe Yigaw, Mesay Temesgen Tanga
Tsion Feleke Fankasha, Serkalem Basa Tonja, Fasika Mesfin Gojam, Yemisrach Moges Kebede, Fana Zenebe Gramy, Kalkidan Tesfaye Belew, Banchayehu Demelash Alem