Uganda’s three Women National teams the U17, U20 and Crested Cranes (Senior Side) were handed their opponents after CAF conducted draws on Monday afternoon for the forthcoming tournaments.
The draw was held in Cairo, Egypt at the Headquarters of CAF.
CAF will use the tournaments for Continental Qualifiers and decisive for teams that will represent Africa at the three Women World cups of U17, U20 and Senior teams.
Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2022
44 Countries including Uganda entered their teams for the Qualifiers that will kick off with 1st round action.
Uganda was drawn against Ethiopia in the 1st round of the Qualifiers to be played between 7th and 15th June 2021 with an eye to feature in the Finals to be hosted by Morocco who got automatic qualification.
The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Ethiopia will face either Kenya of South Sudan in the 2nd round qualifying phase between 18th and 29th October 2021.
12 teams will take part in the Finals of the 12th edition of AWCON
Uganda U17 Women in action for the African Qualifiers of the FIFA U-17 Women World Cup-India 2022
Uganda vs Ethiopia
The youngsters of Uganda U17 women team were just 180 minutes away from a dream world cup qualification only for Covid-19 to strike the entire globe.
They were headed for India initially but will have another attempt though with changed playing staff as some of them will graduate to the U20 Women team.
Uganda has been drawn to play Ethiopia with the qualifiers starting in January 2022 as they plan for the journey to India. The Qualifiers of this age category will have 4 phase. Uganda will start at the 2nd round stage.
Three teams will represent Africa at the FIFA U-17 Women World Cup-India 2022.
Uganda to face Kenya in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022–Qualifiers
The last time Uganda U20 Women team played a match, they were knocked out by Tanzania at home. It was a bitter pill to swallow that afternoon at Lugogo.
They will have a chance to negotiate their start at the 2nd round for the trip to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 with a match against another neighbor Kenya. Dates have been fixed for; 1st leg 23rd-25th September 2021 while the 2nd leg 7th-9th October 2021.