Uganda’s U-20 women’s team will play South Sudan in the preliminary round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Asuman Lubowa, the technical Director of the FA, confirmed to this paper on Wednesday afternoon that in the draws made early this week Uganda will play away to newcomers South Sudan between September 13, 14 and 15.
“We are surprised that these draws have been made late, but we have no option but to plan accordingly.
We shall have a technical committee meeting next week together with the coach Magidah Nantanda to pick a squad that will start preparations,” said Lubowa.
Uganda and South Sudan are the only teams in the African Zone who have been drawn to play in the preliminary round.
The second leg will be played between September 27, 28 and 29 in Kampala.
Seventeen African countries will compete in the qualifiers for the tournament which will take place in Canada.
Tanzania’s women, who are the strongest in the Cecafa region, will open their first round campaign against Mozambique in U-20 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Tanzania will host Mozambique in their first leg match scheduled to be held in Dar es Salaam between October 25, 26 and 27, this year.
The winning team between Tanzania and Mozambique will face either Botswana or South Africa in the second round.
The qualifiers will end in the third round when the first leg matches will take place between January 10, 11 and 12, while the second leg matches will be played between January 24, 25 and 26, 2014.
Some of the African countries that will play in the qualifiers include Uganda, South Sudan, South Africa, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Tunisia and Zambia.