Khalifah has eyes locked on early advantage against Ghana 

By Hermann Peter Mweguye Uganda U20 head coach Ayub Khalifah Kiyingi is in high spirits and believes his side can pick up the advantage in the first leg over Ghana at the St Mary’s Stadium. The Uganda U20 host the first of two meetings with Ghana’s Black princesses at the penultimate qualification round of the […] The post Khalifah has eyes locked on early advantage against Ghana  appeared first on Latest football news in Uganda.

Khalifah has eyes locked on early advantage against Ghana 

By Hermann Peter Mweguye

Uganda U20 head coach Ayub Khalifah Kiyingi is in high spirits and believes his side can pick up the advantage in the first leg over Ghana at the St Mary’s Stadium.

The Uganda U20 host the first of two meetings with Ghana’s Black princesses at the penultimate qualification round of the FIFA U20 Women World Cup Qualifiers on Saturday at Kitende. 

“We are fine as a team, and every one good is in good shape and ready for Ghana’s game,” Khalifah told Cafonline.com.

“It will not be an easy game. I have seen them [Ghana] play. They are a strong and physical team. However, my concentration is on how I can prepare my team and not focus too much on Ghana,” Kiyingi added.

“The victory against South Africa gave us confidence and motivation. Sometimes we look at big teams and think the name plays the game, but it is not always like that,” Khalifa added.

“The morale among the girls in the camp is very high, and they are ready for the challenge.”

“My target is to have a comfortable win at home and later travel to Ghana to finish the job. I think they are more under pressure than us.”

The winner on aggregate between the two sides will square off with either Ethiopia or Tanzania at the final qualifying phase of the tournament that will be played in Costa Rica in August 2022.

Before this fixture, Uganda eliminated Kenya on a 10-3 aggregate scoreline in the second round, going on to defeat South Africa 1-0 on aggregate through Hadijjah Nandago’s goal in the first leg at Kitende. 

On the other hand, Ghana eliminated Zambia following a 1-0 aggregate win, courtesy of Evelyn Badu, who scored the lone goal.

Uganda is in search of its first qualification to the World Cup, while Ben Forkuo’s charges have been present at the last four editions of the FIFA U-20 Women World Cup editions.

Uganda will be without forward Juliet Nalukenge, who returned to her club Chrisomilia in Cyprus after testing positive for COVID-19.

Skipper Fauzia Najjemba is available to lead Uganda to a positive home result ahead of the return leg in Ghana.

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