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Girls U17 team to open COSAFA campaign against Zambia

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 19th September 2019 04:38 PM

The national side that arrived in Port Luis today is optimistic of putting up a good show.

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The national side that arrived in Port Luis today is optimistic of putting up a good show.

 
COSAFA Women U17 Championship
 
September 20th-29th
 
Port Luis – Mauritius
 
Group A Fixtures
 
Friday
 
Uganda v Zambia
 
Sunday
 
Uganda v Mauritius
 
September 24
 
Comoros v Uganda
 
Uganda Girls U17 National Team will start their campaign in the COSAFA Women U17 Championship in Mauritius with a game against Zambia Friday at St. François Xavier stadium
 
The national side that arrived in Port Luis today is optimistic of putting up a good show.
 
“The training camp we had in Njeru helped prepared us well for the competition. The girls are in good conditions and ready to give their best. We believe we have what it takes to challenge any opponent,” coach Ayub Khalifa said.
 
However, Zambia coach Kangwa Kaluba says his side will try to replicate the good run at the ten-day competition.
 
“What is important is that we have to understand that the Under-17 is a developmental process. Whatever the outcomes are going to be, we must appreciate the fact that we have got a group of young girls that are going to represent us well,” Kaluba told Zambia Football Association.
 
Uganda that is placed Group A will face the hosts on Sunday in their second game before finalising the group matches with Comoros on September 24th at the MFA Technical Facility.
 
Group B comprises of Botswana, Madagascar, South Africa, and Seychelles
 
The top two teams in group A and B will qualify for the semifinals.

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