CECAFA U-20: Wasteful Uganda Worries Coach Khalifa

U-20 Womens Team

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Hadija Nandago cerebrates a goal
Hadija Nandago cerebrates a goal

Uganda have cruised to their second win on the bounce in the CECAFA U-20 Women’s Championship, hammering Djibouti 13-0 at Fufa Technical Center on Monday and now lead the log with six points.

However, coach Ayubu Khalifa was irked by their wastefulness in front of the goal despite the huge scoreline. Khalifa believes the goal turn over may have been bigger than what his players posted had they utilized all the chances they fashioned.

“It worries me that we failed to score obvious chances,” he said.

“We were supposed to score more goals. I told them to score every chance we create but we shall work on that again before our next game.”

His opposite – Abdoularahim Mohamed Ali of Djbouti gave Uganda U-20 team a thumb up saying through a translator that;

“Uganda is a strong team and that is why they scored a lot of goals”

It took the hosts only seven minutes to unblock the deadlock. Hadijja Nandago opened the flood gates when she noded in a header from close range, Catherine Nagadya scored hers either side of Fauzia Najjemba’s first two goals, then the captain netted the fifth goal for Uganda, her third inside thirty six minutes before Shamira Nalujja converted a penalty to head into the break with a comfortable 6-0 lead.

U-20 Womens Team
U-20 Womens Team

Najjemba tapped in the seventh goal a few moments after the interval. Shakira Nyinagahirwa caught the goalkeeper off guard from long range to join the scoring bonanza as well, while Nandago completed her brace after the hour mark.

Asia Nakibuuka also got on the score sheet before Najjemba drove home her fifth and sixth goals on the day.

Zaitun Namaganda closed the scoring party two minutes from full-time.

Uganda will next be in action on Wednesday against Eritrea.

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