2022 AWCON Qualifiers: Lutalo Confident Crested Cranes Will Complete Task Against Ethiopia

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2020l2 AWCON Qualifiers
Second Round, Return leg
Ethiopia Vs Uganda (Aggregate 0-2)
Venue-Abebe Bikila Stadium
Kick Off: 4:00pm

National Women Football Team Head Coach George Lutalo, is confident his charges will go past the Ethiopia huddle to reach the next round of the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

The Crested Cranes go into Tuesday’s clash carrying a 2-0 lead from the first leg played last week in Kitende thank to goals from Riticia Nabbosa and Fauzia Najjemba.

Crested Cranes players celebrating one of the goals against Ethiopia.

Lutalo indicated after the team’s final training at Abebe Bikila Stadium in Addis Ababa that the team is in the best shape and ready to complete the task at hand.

Coach George Lutalo giving instructions to defender Shadia Nankya.

“The morale is good in camp and all the players are in good shape and we have no injuries. We expect the best results tomorrow,” Lutalo said.

The Coach named a squad of 20 players that travelled to Ethiopia with goal keeper Ruth Aturo leading the team as captain.

The change of the game venue from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa came after CAF only allowed artificial turf Abebe Bikila stadium for Ethiopia home games.

Crested Cranes training at Abebe Bikila Stadium.

Lutalo’s thought about the game are unchanged, after having had the biggest time of the preparations at Fufa Technical Centre ,Njeru and Omondi Stadium, Lugogo both of which are artificial grass pitches.

Due to covid 19 regulations, match commissioner Inas Mazhar from Egypt ordered for no post match press conferences but rather flash interviews after the game.

The winner from then two legs will qualify to meet Kenya who eliminated South Sudan 15-1 on aggregate.

The next qualification round (third round) will be the final phase to determine the 12 teams that will take part at next year’s AWCON in Morocco.

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