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FIFA U17 Women World Cup: Uganda Win 2-0 Against Ethiopia

Uganda U17 national team found it easy to win 2-0 at home over Ethiopia during the first leg played at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala on Saturday, 11th January 2020.

A goal in each half from team captain Juliet Nalukenge and second half substitute Catherine Nagaddya inspired the Ugandan youngsters to a confortable win on the day.

Nalukenge headed home the first goal after just four minutes  from Fauzia Najjemba’s cross on the right flank before Nagaddya’s second with five minutes to play.

Uganda would have earned their second goal on 11 minutes but Hadijah Nandago’s goal was disallowed by Sudanese referee Khadmallah Angato Koko for off-side.

Two minutes into the second half, Shakira Nyinagahirwa became the first player to be cautioned for a malicious foul.

Uganda’s goalie Daphine Nyayenga was fully alert with the rest of the defenders to tame any damage until Nagaddya found the second goal from another Najjemba’s cross, this time on the left.

The return leg will be held between 20th and 25th January 2020, the winner on aggregate over the two legs will face either Tanzania or Burundi in the next round.

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