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Uganda U17 Girls to face Ethiopia in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

DAVID GOMBE

The Uganda U17 Women’s National team have been drawn against Ethiopia in the forthcoming FIFA U17 Women World Cup qualifiers.

The development was confirmed at a draw conducted on Monday afternoon in Cairo, Egypt.

At the draw, the 10 less ranked teams such as South Sudan, Eritrea, Kenya, DR.Congo, Senegal, Benin will start their World Cup Qualification journey at the first round.

The first legs of the first round are slated for the weekend of 13th-15th January before the second legs which will be held from 27th to 29th of the same month.

Uganda will lock horns with Ethiopia in the second round to be played on home and away basis.

The winner aggregate winner between Uganda and Ethiopia will face either South Africa, Equatorial Guinea or Kenya in the third round.

A total of 29 countries will participate in the qualifiers but only three will make the trip to the U17 FIFA World Cup. This is a record number for this category.

The winners at the third round will advance to the fourth round where the three best teams on aggregate will qualify for the showpiece in India.

For starters, the 2021 edition was cancelled due to the outbreak of the horrendous Covid-19 and FIFA again confirmed that India will host the 2022 Women U17 World cup.

Qualification Road map

•First Round:

M1 – Eritrea v South Sudan
M2 – Equatorial Guinea v Kenya
M3 – DR Congo v Rwanda
M4 – Senegal v Sierra Leone
M5 – Benin v Mauritania

•Second Round:

S1 – Winner M1 v Cameroon
S2 – Zambia v Namibia
S3 – Djibouti v Burundi
S4 – Tanzania v Botswana
S5 – Winner M2 v South Africa
S6 – Uganda v Ethiopia
S7 – Egypt v Guinea Bissau
S8 – Nigeria v Winner M 3
S9 – Liberia v Guinea
S10 – Winner M 4 v Ghana
S11 – Niger v Sao Tome
S12 – Winner M 5 v Morocco

•Third Round:

T1 – Winner S1 v Winner S2
T2 – Winner S3 v Winner S4
T3 – Winner S5 v Winner S6
T4 – Winner S7 v Winner S8
T5 – Winner S9 v Winner S10
T6 – Winner S11 v Winner S12

•Fourth Round

Winner T1 v Winner T2
Winner T3 v Winner T4
Winner T5 v Winner T6

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