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Khalifa Kiyingi affirms Uganda will make maximum use of home advantage



Uganda U-20 Women’s National team head coach Ayub Khalifa is optimistic that his beleaguered troops will prevail over South Africa.

Uganda will host South Africa on Friday in first leg contest of the U-20 World Cup qualifiers at the St.Mary’s Stadium.

He said during the pre match press conference

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“We expected nothing less than a win, we have previously played against South Africa in the 2019 COSAFA U-17 and won the game. We have prepared the girls well and we are hopeful of a win tomorrow.”

Khalifa has warned his team to avoid conceding at home

We have to get a better margin before the return fixture and we should avoid conceding at home if we are to progress to the next round.”

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We have worked on the negatives in the defeat to Ethiopia and we are very ready to take on South Africa.”

Stated Khalifa

Uganda shred Kenya 10-3 in the previous round while South Africa beat Mozambique 4-2 on aggregate to reach this stage.

The aggregate winning team of this tie will face Ghana or Zambia in the next round of qualification.

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