World Cup U17: FUFA rubbishes Tanzania’s allegations that Uganda fielded over-age players

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The Federation of Uganda Football Association (Fufa) has issued defense against Tanzania’s allegations that Uganda fielded over age players during their World Cup U17 qualifying match against Tanzania in Kampala on Saturday.

Tanzania accused rivals Uganda of fielding over-age players during the return leg clash and even said they had reported to the relevant authorities to handle the matter.

Uganda took advantage of the home venue to beat the visitors 5-0 and turn the tables against a side who headed into the game with a 2-1 win registered in the first leg played in Dar es Salaam.

Uganda U17 Women Team skipper Juliet Nalukenge (R) in action

However, FUFA through its communications officer Ahmed Hussein has now refuted the claims by Tanzania claims that they fielded players within the age category.

“We fielded players falling in the U17 bracket and will wait until Caf notifies us of any petition to respond on the matter,” Hussein said.

Uganda will now face Cameroon, who booked their place to face the East African nation after they hammered Sao Tome and Principe 6-0 in their return leg in Yaounde to progress 10-0 winners on aggregate.

Uganda U17 Women Team starting XI

The first leg between Uganda and Cameroon will be played on May 1st at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo in Kampala before the return leg in Yaounde on May 15th.

The Women’s U17 World Cup final tournament will be staged in India from November 2nd to 21st.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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