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Khalifah wants Uganda girls to build on COSAFA win

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 3rd December 2019 08:32 PM

Uganda has higher chances of walking away with the trophy with the same team that recently won the COSAFA

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The national U-17 girls team on return from Mauritius with the COSAFA Cup, October 1, 2019. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

Uganda has higher chances of walking away with the trophy with the same team that recently won the COSAFA

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Uganda Girls U17 team coach Ayub Khalifah is optimistic his side will put up a good show in the forthcoming CECAFA U17 Girls Challenge Cup that gets underway next week, December 9-18.

Khalifah was speaking to the press after Tuesday’s training session at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru where the team is currently camping.

The tournament will be played at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo and Wakisha grounds in Wakiso.

“The players have responded very well to training. Our target is to ensure we win the trophy since we have the potential to do so. It won’t be easy but the morale and confidence from the players are good,” stated Khalifah.

 The first-ever CECAFA U17 girls competition will have hosts Uganda in Group A alongside Ethiopia, Eritrea, and South Sudan while Group B has Tanzania, Burundi, and Djibouti.

Uganda has higher chances of walking away with the trophy with the same team that recently won the COSAFA U-17 girls’ event that was held in Mauritius.

The CECAFA U17 Competition is among the FIFA sponsored tournaments aimed at reviving women football in East Africa.

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