World Cup U17 – Uganda can ably qualify

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Uganda Crested Cranes striker Juliet Nalukenge believes that Uganda have what it takes to qualify for the U17 World Cup in India.

The tournament has been scheduled between February 17th and March 7th 2021.

Uganda is on verge of making maiden appearance in the tourney after thrashing Ethiopia 5-1 and Tanzania 6-2,

To make the fream come true, they will have to beat Cameroon’s Les Lioness to book a ticket.

According to Nalukenge, Uganda will cruise past Cameroon to qualify for the tournament come next year.

“It would mean a lot for us if we managed to earn a qualification,” Nalukenge was quoted by Caf Online.

“I think we have done well in the qualifiers and I believe we have what it takes to make history for Uganda.”

“The fact that no other previous team has achieved this is motivation enough for us,” she added.


Uganda Vs Cameroon encounter postponed

The Uganda-Cameroon meeting was initially scheduled for May but was postponed due to the onset of the coronavirus.

The 17-year-old star also revealed what she considers as great moments so far.

“Winning the Fufa Women’s Player of the Year was a huge thing for me.”

“There are other girls who had equally successful seasons and to be chosen as the best meant a lot for me especially at my age.”

“And to guide the team to the Cecafa title in Jinja made it even sweeter,” she revealed.

Nalukenge made her Crested Cranes debut in 2018 when she was called up to the senior Uganda women’s team for the Cosafa Cup.

“At first, when I was called to camp, I was a bit scared because there were other big girls, and I was just a young player from school.”

“Gradually, I became used to it and was comfortable. But it was such a huge moment for me to be called up to the senior team,” she noted.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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