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20 October 2021 | Football

2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifiers
Second Round, First Leg
Uganda vs Ethiopia
Wednesday, 20th October 2021
St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende 4PM

Uganda face Ethiopia on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende in the first leg of the second round of the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

Uganda has registered two victories over the same side coming at the CECAFA Women’s Championship in 2018 (hosted by Rwanda) and 2009 in Tanzania.

The other encounters including 2018 AWCON Qualifiers and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers have seen Ethiopia secure wins.

Crested Cranes head coach George Lutalo is confident the team is ready.

“We are fully aware of the threat that our opponents pose and we know how they play. But we have equally prepared well and ready for the job before us. The players are focused and committed to win on Wednesday,” he said during the pre match press briefing.

“Playing at COSAFA gave us a good test. We knew where we needed to improve and that’s what we have been working on since returning from South Africa.”

Captain Ruth Aturo also believes Uganda can upstage their African counterparts.

“I have been part of the National Team set up since 2016 and the progress we have had is evident. Back then, the team was just shaping but you can see we have a better squad capable of defeating Ethiopia.”

The return leg in Adis Ababa is slated for 26th October and the winner on aggregate will face either South Sudan or Kenya at the third and final qualifying phase.

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