SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
Uganda bowed out of the 2020 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers after losing to Tanzania 4-2 on aggregate following another disappointing 2-1 defeat at Lugogo.
Coming into the return leg, the Oliver Mbekeka coached team need only a 1-0 win to progress to the next round but that didn’t happen.
Mbekeka made two changes from the line up that featured in the first leg with Daphine Nyayenga replacing Juliet Adeke in goal.
She then deployed Shadia Nankya as a defensive midfielder and Aisha Namukisa as a right back with U-17 duo of Stella Musubika and Bira Nadunga featuring in the central defense.
Phionah Nabbumba put Uganda in the lead four minutes into the second half and gave Mbekeka hopes of attaining the much needed result.
The She Corporates versatile midfielder was on a recieving end of a Teddy Najjuma ball from close range to score her first goal in the national colours.
Uganda’s lead short-lived for only 10 minutes when Aisha Masaka fed Diana Msewa who beat Nyayenga with a low drive at the hour mark.
Clement Opa then completed the come back for the Tanzanians with a sublime free kick moments later and ultimately put an end to Uganda’s campaign.
Zaina Namuleme, Samalie Nakachwa and Margret Kunihira were brought for Nankya, Lillian Mutuuzo and Najjuma respectively.
This was Uganda’s third attempt to feature in the World Cup with the other two coming in 2009 and most recently 2013.
Daphine Nyayenga (GK), Aisha Namukisa, Asia Nakibuuka, Stella Musubika, Bira Nadunga, Shadia Nankya (Captain), Phiona Nabbumba, Lillian Mutuuzo, Teddy Najjuma, Juliet Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba
Asha Mrisho (GK), Protasia Pius Mbunda, Ester Mabanzi Gindulya, Diana Lucas Msewa, Opa Clement Tukumbuke, Janeth Christopher Pangamwene, Aisha Khamis Masaka, Emeliana Isaya Mdimu, Julitha Aminel Tamuwai Singano, Enekia Kasonga Lunyamila, Irene Elias Kissia