CECAFA U-20 Women’s Championship
• Uganda 13-00 Djibouti
Forward Fauzia Najjemba was ruthless as Uganda ran riot against embattled Djibouti (13-00) during a one-sided CECAFA U-20 Women’s tournament contest on Monday morning.
Najjemba showcased a man of the match show at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru, scoring six goals to take her tally to eight atop the scorer’s chart after two games.
Hadijah Nandago struck twice while Shamira Nalugya (penalty), Asia Nakibuuka, Zaitun Namaganda, Catherine Nagadya and Shakira Nyinagahirwa added a goal apiece to complete the cleanout.
Nandago opened the scores inside six minutes, spinning home a brilliant header off Spencer Nakachwa’s cross before Najjemba doubled the lead four minutes later thanks to Nagadya’s donkey work.
After 18 minutes, Nagadya joined the party, racing onto a towering ball from the mid of the park and looped it beyond advancing goalie to score in an empty net.
In the 24th minute, Najjemba made it four, with a stunning header off an inswinging cross by Shakira Nyinagahirwa. The former completed her hattrick after 36 minutes, latching onto a loose ball off goalie who initially denied Nagadya in a one-on-one contest.
With one minute away from recess, Shamira Nalugya converted a penalty kick following a foul on Nagadya by the goalkeeper as Uganda took a 6-0 lead at halftime.
After restart, Uganda was hungry for more when Kunihira laid across to meet Najjemba, the forward then placed the ball home to make it seven. The scoring fest continued when Nyinagahirwa out-possessed her opponent and sent a lowly driven shot beyond limping custodian in the 53rd.
Eight minutes later, Asia Nakibuuka played through Hadija Nandago who tapped in the 9th goal. The former later tapped home a rebound when Djibouti’s goalie failed to deal with Najjemba’s effort.
In the 75th minute, Najjemba collected from Nandago before squeezing the ball in between the legs of the goalkeeper. The Kampala Queens skipper then hit the 6th on the day and 12th for Uganda in the 82nd.
Substitute Zaituni Namaganda put her name on the scoresheet with the left-footed shot from close range. Uganda will return to action against Eritrea on Wednesday.
Uganda U-20 X1
Daphine Nyayenga (Gk), Samalie Nakacwa, Asia Nakacwa, Bira Nadunga, Aisha Nantongo, Shamirah Nalugya, Shakirah Nalugya, Shakirah Nyigahirwa, Hadijah Nandago, Fauzia Najjemba, Catherine Nagadya, Margaret Kunihira.