Uganda eject South Africa out of FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers

Uganda will face either Ghana or Zambia in the fourth round of the qualifies.


The Uganda Under 20 Women’s National Team has ejected South Africa out of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers on a 1-0 aggregate score.

Guided by coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi, Uganda earned a precious 0-0 away draw in a game played at Dobsonsville Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday.

The team captains of either side pose for a photo moment with the match day officials on Friday. PHOTO/ SAFA.

The result meant the East African girls who won the first leg 1-0 in Kitende two weeks ago courtesy of Hadijah Nandago’s strike, will meet either Ghana or Zambia in the second last qualifying stage.

Zambia and Ghana drew 0-0 in the first leg and face off tomorrow for the return leg.

South Africa Women Under 20 XI Vs Uganda Women Under 20. PHOTO/ SAFA.

After the final whistle, coach Kiyingi told Fufa media that his players had acted according to the game plan and remains optimistic the team can realize the dream of playing at the world cup.

” I’m so happy that we have managed to eliminate South Africa. I thank my players for the commitment showed today and making sure we pick a good result. We only hope to keep the same attitude at the next round and achieve our ultimate target of qualifying to the World Cup,” Kiyingi said.

Uganda Women Under 20 XI against South Africa.PHOTO/ SAFA.

Federation of Uganda Football Associations said in a statement that the team would return to the country on Saturday afternoon aboard Ethiopian Airlines.