In 2006, a Rwanda women’s national under-17 football team and Rwanda women’s national under-20 football team did not officially exist, but this changed by 2009 when an under-20 team and competed in the African Women U-20 World Cup 2010 Qualifying tournament. In the first leg on 24 October 2009 in Nakivubo, they lost to Uganda 1–2.
In the second leg on 7 November 2009 in Kigali, they lost to Uganda 0–1. In Rwanda’s 1–2 loss, Saida Ntagisanimana came on in the second half as a substitute for Rwanda and scored the team’s only goal.
Rwanda’s play in the game was more organised [than Uganda], structured and played as a team.