The CECAFA U20 women’s Championship finalists, Uganda and Ethiopia recorded first leg victory over South Africa and Botswana respectively in the the third round of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier, Costa Rica 2022.

Hadijah Nandago headed home Magret Kunihira corner kick delivery in the 19th minute and this eventually turned out to be the decisive moment of the game, ahead of the return leg slated for 17th December in Johannesburg.

At the other end, goals from Araiet, Turist and Mesay gave Ethiopia a 1-3 win away from home against Botswana as Manewe managed a 57th minute consolation goal for the hosts.