Probably Ghana might be a mammoth and steep slope to ascent for the Uganda U-20 Fufa Women team head coach Ayub Khalifa. Aware of such, Khalifa has taken his players through a mental class session and he spent Wednesday Morning at Cranes Paradise Hotel doing and assessing the girls’ mental health.
On Thursday he embarked on the physical fitness and body ability as part of the preparation for FIFA U-20 Women World Cup third round Qualifier against…this time they will be engaging Ghana women national side.
Coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi is confident the time he has now and the first game against Ghana is enough to prepare his troops in every bit and detail therefore. The coach said this as the provisional squad of 28 players conducted their first training session at Lugogo Stadium on Thursday morning in preparation for the first leg against Ghana.
Uganda will host the West African Nation on 22nd January 2022 at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende in the first leg of the fourth round of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers with the return leg coming a fortnight after.
“We have today started our preparations for the matches against Ghana. The girls came back in good shape. I believe the time we have between now and the first game will be enough for us to prepare and get the results we want,” said the coach.
Uganda has had an incredible run in the qualifiers, first defeating Kenya 10-3 on aggregate in the third round before eliminating South Africa in the previous round. The coach believes the team has good momentum going into games against Ghana and hopes that will enable them to sail through.
A provisional squad of 28 players were summoned to embark on preparations and the team is currently in residential camp at Cranes Paradise Hotel, Kisaasi. The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Ghana will face either Ethiopia or Tanzania at the final qualifying phase to the coveted tournament that will be hosted in Costa Rica later this year.
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