30th September, 2013
The Uganda Under -20, She Kobs, walloped Southern Sudan 13-0 in the return leg, at the KCCA, Lugogo ground, Kampala, Uganda to advance to the next round of the U-20 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Uganda will now face Africa’s Power house Egypt in a fortnight.
The She Kobs become the first Ugandan team to advance to the next round on the 22-0 on aggregate in an international competition.
Ritah Kivubi, Hassifa Nasuna and Sadra Nambweteme were in tremendous form as the Ugandan U-20 national team beat their vistiing Sudanese counterparts in the qualifiers. In the first leg in Sudan, Uganda beat the home team 9-0.
In a game played under heavy rains the visiting team failed to match the speed, aggressiveness and good passing of the Ugandans. Naome Nagadya(11th), Sylivia Nakazibwe(14th), Doroty Nakato (23th) all scored to give the host a comfortable 7-0 halftime score line.
In the second half Uganda introduced Sadra Nabweteme, who was a thorn in the Sudanese back line when she bagged a hat trick.
But the Sudanese came on the second half an improved side and forced the hosts to go defensive for minutes.
Ugandan coach Edward Kaziba said that the game was good for the home team but they didn’t get the challenge they expected.
“Sudan are not a good team. They have just started playing the game, but a game is game we saw some mistakes which we are going to work on before we play Egypt in the next round.”
He also added that the team now have to train so hard ahead of their encounter against Egypt. “Egypt know how to pass and are very fast, so we need to work on the midfield and have a 4-4-2 formation to stop them,” he added
Sudan coach Pater James Wani said that the game was good despite losing to Uganda aggregate 22-0. “I think we lost to an experienced side. They have played the game for years, they had good players compared to ours,” James said.
Towards the end of the game Sudan defender Sidona Akuch was stretchered off the pitch after a challenge from Uganda’s Ritah Kivubi and was taken to the hospital for treatment.