Uganda 2-0 Cameroon: Crested Cranes Earn First Leg Advantage

Action at Njeru between Crested Cranes and Cameroon. (FUFA photo)

Thursday, October 26
•Uganda 2-0 Cameroon


The Uganda Women’s senior national football team, the Crested Cranes, secured a 2-0 victory over Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions in the first leg of the second round of the Women’s Olympics Qualifiers.

Catherine Nagadya and Fazillah Ikwaput each found the back of the net, giving the Cranes a valuable advantage at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.

Nagadya kickstarted the game with a goal in the 11th minute, capitalizing on a rebound after Cameroon’s goalkeeper, Bihina Michaely, failed to control a free-kick from Shamirah Nalugya.

Cameroon had a chance to level the score before halftime when they were awarded a controversial penalty.

However, Uganda’s goalkeeper, Vanesa Karungi, made an excellent save, and the rebound by Ajara Nchout Njoya soared over the crossbar.

Ikwaput extended the Cranes’ lead by slotting the ball into the back of the net on her second attempt, following an initial block.

The Crested Cranes will now aim to defend their advantage in the second leg, which is scheduled for October 2nd in Douala.

If Uganda overcome Cameroon, they will face winner between Nigeria and Ethiopia at the penultimate stage.

Players Used

Uganda – Vanessa Edith Karungi (GK), Justine Najjuko, Sumaya Komuntale, Shadia Nankya, Joan Nabirye, Phiona Nabbumba, Shamirah Nalugya, Zaitun Namaganda, Fazila Ikwaput, Catherine Nagadya, Fauzia Najjemba (C)

Cameroon – Bihina Michaely, Meffometou Tcheno, Essimi Ewoudou, Mariane Maague, Ngasseh Mbele, Eto Naomi, Brigitte Omboudou, Kome Aretouyah, Kevin Ossol, Ngah Manga, Ajara Njoya

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