Kampala Queens’ forward Fauzia Najjemba has declared she will give it her all against Cameroon when the two sides meet in October in a battle to secure a spot in the FIFA U-17 Women World Cup due India next year.
The first leg of the qualifier is set to be played between October 30 and November 1, 2020, whereas the second leg of the fixture will take place 21 days later.
Despite being four months to the do or die double-header, determined Najjemba is already feeling the pressure to perform and has revealed that she is willing to fight till the last drop of her blood.
“If you work hard in training, the fight somehow gets easier,” Najjemba told Football256 before adding;
“Losing to Cameroon is not something am letting cross my mind as I don’t at any one point want to imagine about that.”
“Even with the ongoing health uncertainties, I have been focused on my training because winning our last battle against Cameroon and heading to the World Cup for the first time ever is all that matters to me.”
The Central African giants are known for being able bodied human beings who always use their physique to go have an edge over their opponent.
However, Najjemba says she is confident and is not shaken by size anymore after playing similar physical teams like Kenya.
“Football is played by brains and therefore, am full of confidence that we can eliminate Cameroon. Honestly I was afraid of size before but all that was because I was inexperienced by then.”
“We have played Kenya on several occasions and lost against them but those games made us stronger, they made us better players even against physical sides.”
Prior to this stage, Najjemba found the back of the net in both legs against Tanzania where Uganda registered a 6-2 aggregate victory.
Conclusively, the industrious forward says her side should take advantage and register a first leg advantage at home before travelling to Yaoundé to seal it off.
Elsewhere in the other qualifiers, Morocco will face South Africa while Ghana will host the Flamingos of Nigeria for the other spots available at the World Cup finals.