FIFA U17 Women World Cup: We Are Ready For Ethiopian Job – Khalifa

The Uganda U-17 girls team head coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi claims that his charges are set and will be playing for nothing less than a win in Bahar Dar, Ethiopia.

After a week-long preparation the team on Wednesday evening played a practice match which according to the coach was used to assess individual players and departments about their readiness for the return leg fixture of the first round of the FIFA U17 Women World Cup Qualifiers against Ethiopia On January 26th away.

Though a draw would be enough for the team to advance to the second round Ayub says they are going to play for a win and that is what he has prepared his team for.

“We could have won with a 5-0  margin in the first leg if we had converted our chances  especially in first half,” Khalifa said before adding.

“We have spent a better part of our training working on our attack and conversion of the chances created. We have used this practice match to assess the players and the different departments of the team and I can assure you now the team is ready to go and get that win from Ethiopia.”

“I am pleased with the way the girls play, attacking with speed and defending as a unit among other things,” he added.

The team is set to fly out on Friday morning at 3 AM aboard the Ethiopian Airlines and arrive in Bahar Dar at 8.30 am via Addis Ababa.


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