Uganda’s Queen Cranes Secure Strong Advantage in U20 World Cup Qualifiers
In a recent match held on Saturday, October 7, Uganda’s Women’s U20 National Football team, known as the Queen Cranes, demonstrated an outstanding performance in the first leg of the 2024 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers against Mozambique. They played at Estadio da Matola in Maputo and achieved a remarkable 6-0 victory. This win puts them in a strong position for the Third Round.
Agnes Nabukenya and Hadija Nandago both displayed their scoring abilities by each scoring two goals, while Margret Kunihira and Eve Naggayi contributed one goal each. The impressive display gives the Queen Cranes a significant advantage as they approach the return leg, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 14 at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.
The main objective of these qualifiers is to determine the four African teams that will have the chance to represent the continent at the prestigious 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Colombia.
Should Uganda successfully progress past Mozambique, they will face the winner of the Senegal vs. Benin match in the next round. Currently, Senegal leads that tie with a 2-0 score. Furthermore, the path to the World Cup includes a potential match against Ghana in the fourth round. The winner of that encounter will secure a coveted spot in the prestigious tournament.
The Queen Cranes’ outstanding performance has certainly positioned them on a promising path toward international success.
|Saturday, October 7
|Mozambique 0-6 Uganda
|Estadio da Matola in Maputo
|Saturday, October 14
|Return Leg Scheduled
|FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru
|Determine 4 African Teams
|2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Colombia
|Next Possible Opponents
|Senegal or Benin
|Potential showdown with Ghana in the fourth round