Uganda Women’s football U17 national team has continued its training despite head coach Ayub Khalifa testing positive for the coronavirus.
Uganda, who is set to take on Cameroon in the U17 world cup qualifiers game later this month, saw it’s preparations for the game dented by head coach Ayub Khalifah positive coronavirus test.
FUFA, Uganda’s football governing body, broke the news to the football fan with a statement that was released on their official website in which Coach Ayub confirmed he had the virus but was isolating himself from the camp and as well as following the COVID19 guidelines set by the ministry of health, as he hopes to get healed before the game set to take place on the 31st October.
“I have on Thursday 8th October 2020 tested positive for COVID -19. I am now in self-isolation from the camp for a period as guided by the health officials for better medication and recovery,” coach Ayub said in a statement released on the 8th of October.
The U17 team has since continued its training and FUFA can confirm that they’ve now embarked on their field preparations under the stewardship of coaches Hadijja Namuyanja, Olive Mbekeka (fitness), and James Magala (goalkeeper) who have been conducting double sessions at the StarTimes Lugogo Stadium.
Uganda is set to host the first of the two-legged fixture on October 31st with the return leg due in mid-November in Cameroon.
The winner on aggregate will together with two other countries represent Africa at the world cup women u17 finals to be hosted by India between February and March