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Women football: Fauzia Najjemba, Shamirah Nalujja on target as U20 thump Created Cranes in a practice match

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Crested Cranes 0-4 U-20 Women Team

The new U20 Women football team skipper Fauzia Najjemba bagged a hat-trik and a goal from midfield maestro Shamirah Nalujja as they thumped the senior national team, the Crested Cranes 4-0 in the second practice match.

The game was played this evening at FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.

Najjemba sent the juniors into the lead just 17 minutes of play before she converted a 31st minute penalty to ensure a first half 2-0 lead against their elders the Crested Cranes.

In the 76th minute, midfielder Shamirah Nalujja extended the lead to 3-0 before the skipper Fauzia Najjemba bounced back in 82 minutes to sealed a 4-0 victory in style.

The Ayub Khalifah Kiyingi coached side revised their notice well for a revenge after a 1-0 loss to a George Lutalo coached Crested Cranes on Tuesday, 14th as Resty Nanziri scored the only goal in the game.

Head coach Ayub Khalifah Kiyingi summoned a provisional squad of 30 players ahead of a gigantic U20 FIFA women football World Cup qualifier tie against regional giants Kenya.

The summoned squad entered residential camp at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Tuesday, 7th September 2021 and it will be trimmed to 20 who will cut into the final list to feature against the bully neighbors.

Uganda will face Kenya in the first round of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup with fixtures scheduled for 23rd -25th September 2021 for the first leg and 7th -9th October 2021 for the second leg.

On the other hand, the Crested Cranes side is also in camp in Njeru preparing for the forthcoming 2021 COSAFA Women’s Championship set to kick off on 28th September – 9th October at Port Elizabeth in South Africa.

The tournament is to be used as a preparation platform for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) Qualifiers where the Crested Cranes will face Ethiopia at the first round phase.

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