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Uganda and Tanzania Women’s National Teams Face Off in International Friendly

by Geoffrey Mugabi
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The Uganda and Tanzania Women’s National Teams will face off this Friday at MTN-Omondi Stadium in an international friendly game.

The match is a part of both teams’ preparations for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers.

Uganda will host Rwanda in the qualifiers on 12th July, while Tanzania will take on Congo Brazzaville. The winner on aggregate in each tie will face Cameroon in the second qualification round.

Crested Cranes assistant coach Ayub Khalifah.

The coaches and captains from both teams addressed the media at FUFA Complex on Thursday 6th July. Crested Cranes assistant coach Ayub Khalifah said that the team is ready for the game and that it will be a good test for them.

“We are ready for this game and fully aware of how important it is in our preparations,” he said.

“Having a game of such magnitude against a very good team definitely helps us to know where we stand and what we need to improve before facing Rwanda,” he added.

Tanzania head coach Bakari Shime (middle).

Tanzania head coach Bakari Shime said that his team is also ready for the game and that they are looking forward to a good test.

“We are happy to be in Uganda and most importantly to play against the Crested Cranes,” he said. “We believe this is a great test as we prepare for our upcoming games.”

The captains from both teams also spoke to the media. Uganda captain Ruth Aturo said that the game will be a good opportunity for the players to improve.

Uganda captain Ruth Aturo (in red).

“As players, we are ready for the game against Tanzania tomorrow,” she said. “This is definitely a good chance for us to play a friendly game before facing Rwanda because it helps us to know where to improve.”

Tanzania captain Enekia Kasonga Lunyamila said that the game will be a tough one, but that her team is ready for the challenge.

“Games between Uganda and Tanzania have never been easy over the years,” she said.

Tanzania captain Enekia Kasonga Lunyamila.

“And that is what we expect tomorrow. We know Uganda is a good team but we are ready to face them and hope for the best results.”

The match is scheduled to kick off at 4pm on Friday 8th July at MTN-Omondi Stadium.

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