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Uganda thrash Mozambique 6-0 in U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers

By Chrispus Baluku

Maputo, (Mozambique): The Uganda Women’s U20 National Football team, the Queen Cranes on Saturday registered a resounding victory against Mozambique in the first leg of the 2024 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

The Queen Cranes thumped hosts Mozambique 6-0 in a Saturday fixture played at Estadio da Matola in Maputo to firmly place one foot into the Third Round.

Two goals each from Agnes Nabukenya and Hadija Nandago were enough as the duo exhibited their scoring prowess, while Margret Kunihira and Eve Naggayi also had a goal each to complete a six-goal thriller on the afternoon.

The subsequent goal of these qualifiers is to determine the four African teams that will earn the opportunity to represent the continent at the prestigious 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Colombia.

Should Uganda successfully sail across Mozambique, they will encounter the winner between Senegal and Benin in the penultimate round, with Senegal currently holding a 2-0 lead in the first leg of that tie.

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Additionally, the path to the World Cup includes a potential showdown with Ghana in the fourth round.

The victor of that encounter will secure a coveted ticket to the prestigious tournament.

The Queen Cranes’ remarkable performance has undoubtedly set them on a promising journey towards international success.

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This sensational performance in the first leg tie gives the Queen Cranes a remarkable advantage as they approach the return leg, scheduled for Saturday, October 14 at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.

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