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Uganda loses to Tanzania in World Cup qualifier

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 20th January 2020 11:47 AM

Costa Rica and Panama will host the 2020 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in August later this year.

Uganda loses to Tanzania in World Cup qualifier

Nalukenge was on the mark in Tanzania for the U-20 side. Photo By Michael Nsubuga

Costa Rica and Panama will host the 2020 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in August later this year.

 WOMEN FOOTBALL   WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

FIFA U-20 Women World Cup Qualifiers                         

Result

First leg

Preliminary Round

Tanzania 2 Uganda 1                                                       

Return leg                                                                       

February 1st                                                                   

Uganda v Tanzania     

 

Uganda opened her 2020 FIFA U-20 Women World Cup Qualifying campaign on a wrong note after they lost 2-1 away to Tanzania at the National Stadium in Dar-es-salaam on Sunday.

After a goalless first half, Uganda got on the score sheet through  Kawempe Muslim forward Juliet Nalukenge in the 47th minute.

But Tanzania's Diana Msewa leveled matters for the hosts three minutes later before Clement Opa scored the second for Tanzania in the 78th minute to give them the win ahead of the return leg slated for February 1 at Lugogo. 

Coach Oliver Mbekeka's side will now reorganize to ensure they pay-back in the return leg scheduled for February 1. Uganda will need a 1-0 win in the return leg in order to progress to the next round where they will meet either Senegal or Sierra Leone.

This is the second time Uganda is taking part in the FIFA U20 Women World Cup qualifiers. The first appearance in the qualifiers was in 2013 with a tremendous 22-0 aggregate win over South Sudan.

Costa Rica and Panama will host the 2020 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in August later this year.

The biennial international women's youth football championship will be contested for by 16 teams from six confederations.

Japan beat Spain 3-1 in the final to win the last edition (2018) that was hosted in France.

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