2019 COSAFA U17 Women’s Championship
Uganda 1-1 Zambia
Zambia played out a one all draw in the opener of the 2019 COSAFA U17 Women’s
Championship at St. François Xavier stadium in Mauritius.
Skipper Juliet Nalukenge converted from the spot to give Uganda the lead midway through the second half but a howler by goalkeeper Daphine Nanyenga gifted Zambia the equaliser when she failed to deal with Sherry Masomo effort towards the end of the game.
Ayub Khalifa largely maintained the team that he has been starting in the practice games with Gillian Akadinda, Patricia Akiror, Stella Musubika and Bira Nadunga forming the backline.
midfield, the team had Kevin Nakachwa, Shakira Nyinagahirwa and Zaitun
Namaganda while Nalukenge led up front with Fauzia Najjemba and Margaret
Kunihira offering support on either wing.
looked the better side and were comfortable on the ball but Uganda was
resilient and looked sharper whenever they surged forward.
Nakachwa drove through the middle and entered Zambia’s box but was brought down for Uganda to get a penalty two minutes after the hour mark.
Nalukenge calmed her nerves to slot home the resultant penalty to give Uganda
doubled the lead when a fine cross from left back Akiror met her unmarked
inside the area but her volley went a few inches off target.
With seven minutes left on the clock, Zambia levelled matter when Masomo’s strike went through goalkeeper Nanyenga’s hands.
Najjemba was named player of the match.
return to action on Sunday against hosts Mauritius before winding up group games
Uganda U17 Starting XI
Daphine Nanyenga, Gillian Akadinda, Patricia Akiror, Stella Musubika, Bira Nadunga, Kevin Nakachwa, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Zaitun Namaganda, Juliet Nalukenge, Margaret Kunihira, Fauzia Najjemba
Zambia U17 Starting XI
Muchahabali, Edah Lungu, Martha Banda, Precious Nsama, Florence Kasonde, Esther
Banda, Maweta Chilenga, Patricia Mumba, Comfort Selemani, Ester Siamufuko©, Tisilile