CECAFA U18: We Expected More Goals Against Zanzibar – Khalifa

Uganda U18 Women National team head coach Ayub Khalifa says that his side could have scored more goals against Zanzibar.

Uganda picked a deserved 3-0 win over Zanzibar in the ongoing CECAFA U18 Women Championship in Tanzania on Thursday.

Second half goals from Brenda Munyana, Agnes Nabukenya and Phiona Nabulime ensured that Uganda sailed past Zanzibar.

But despite putting three on the day, Khalifa revealed that his side could have scored more but were wasteful.

“We thank the almighty Allah who has enabled us win our second game, it wasn’t easy. We expected to have scored many goals but we ended up with three goals, most of the chances were squandered in first half. The good thing we never lost hope, we came back stronger in the second half, he told the press after the game.

It was another brilliant day for Uganda, who were playing their second game.

They had earlier on beaten Ethiopia in their opener, and the win against Zanzibar was their second.

The team will now have four days to rest and will be back in action on Monday 1st against Burundi in their third game.

And Khalifa says that they will use those days to work on the mental fitness of the girls.

“We have four days of rest. We want to use these days to work on the mental fitness, when you look at what happened today, it’s not that we were not scoring, we were reaching there . Maybe their bodies are down, so we want to work on the mental fitness”

Victory saw Uganda move to six points after two games — They are now level with Tanzania who are leading the standings with a better goal margin (5), with Uganda on (4).

This tournament is played in a round robin format with five teams taking part and the team with the most points at the end will be named champions.



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