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Uganda’s Queen Cranes set for Nigeria semi final clash


The head coach of Uganda’s U-20 women’s team, Que Cranes has said that facing Nigeria in one of the semi-final ties at the African Games on Monday will not be an easy task on Monday.

Sheryl Botes made it clear that facing Nigeria who are the defending champions and have an experienced team will call for hard work from his team.

While Uganda will battle Nigeria, the hosts Ghana who topped Group A will take on Senegal in the second semi-final match, with the two matches taking place at the Cape Coast Stadium.

“We come into the game with believe that we can beat Nigeria. Facing Nigeria will be tough, but our tactical approach will definitely change from our previous matches because we are facing a team that usually is in control,” added Botes.

The Queen Cranes coach who took charge of Uganda’s women’s teams last November made it clear that they are coming into the match all determined to win. “We need to keep building a winning mentality and it is good to start it with the young players,” added the coach.

To reach the knock out stage Uganda Queen Cranes started with a 1-1 draw against Tanzania, and stopped Ethiopia 2-0. In the last Group match few days ago the Queen Cranes settled for a 1-1 draw against the hosts Ghana.

The best two teams after the semi-finals will battle for gold and silver, while the losing semi-finalists tussle it out for the bronze medal.

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