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U17WWCQ : Uganda thrash Tanzania to prevail to the final qualification round

DAVID GOMBE

Uganda shred neighbors Tanzania 5-0 in the second leg of the 2020 U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers on Saturday evening at Lugogo.

Ayub Khalifa coached side did what was needed, turning in a professional, cruising to victory. His troops prevailed 6-2 on aggregate.

The satisfactory evening for Uganda also saw them beat Tanzania for the first time since 2016 in Women’s football.

Margret Kunihira fired Uganda into the lead three minutes to halftime breather with a sensational long range strike to send the fans into ecstasy.

In the second period, what actually happened was a peacock-like spreading of Uganda’s feathers, featuring a four goal blitz.

Fauzia Najjemba doubled the hosts advantage from a well taken free kick before Grace Aluka made it 3-0.

Skipper Juliet Nalukenge scored a brace in the closing stages of the contest.

Uganda were clearly the better team while Tanzania looked in need of smelling salts mostly in the second period.

Khalifa’s charges will next face Cameroon who humbled Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 on aggregate in the third and final qualification round.

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