Uganda U17 women team
EC Village Verification


Uganda, which is a guest nation at this year’s 2019 COSAFA Women’s Under-17 Championship, sealed a place in the semifinals after an emphatic 20-0 victory over Comoros in the final game of Group A match on Tuesday afternoon.

The result meant that both Uganda and Zambia finished on seven points in Group A, but Uganda will head the pool due to a better goal-difference after the head-to-head fixture between the sides finished 1-1 on the opening day.

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Uganda Captain Juliet Nalukenge netted seven goals in the win to take her tally in the competition to 14 and the top of the scorers’ charts. She scored six against the hosts Mauritius in a 11-0 victory and in the one-all draw with Zambia.

Uganda led 14-0 at the break as they ran riot in the opening half, with Margret Kunihira scoring five goals in the match, and Shakira Nyinagahirwa and Fauzia Najjemba (four goals) also managing to net hat-tricks in what was an emphatic display.

Ayub Khalifa’s team will now wait for Wednesday’s final round of Group B fixtures to find out who they will play in the semifinals.

The same for Zambia, who dispatched host nation Mauritius with a 8-0 victory as Florence Kasonde bagged a hat-trick. Tisilile Lungu, Maweta Chilenga, Comfort Selemani (two) and Cindy Banda were also on target.

The semifinals are scheduled for the 27th of September and will be held at the François Xavier Stadium.

South Africa will secure top spot of group B if they get a point in their final Group B clash against Madagascar at the St. François Xavier Stadium on Wednesday.

The Malagasy would then need to hope that the Seychelles beat Botswana, which seem unlikely given how the tournament has gone for the latter so far. That match is at the Anjalay Stadium at the same time.

If both Botswana and Madagascar win, that would leave them on six points along with South Africa, and create a mini-league between the teams of matches played between them to determine which two teams finish top.