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Crested Cranes: US Based Nabweteme Summoned For Ethiopia Encounter

US based Sandra Nabweteme has been named in Uganda’s National Women Football team that will face Ethiopia in the qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics.

The Crested Cranes which on Friday entered residential camp in Njeru, will face Ethiopia on the road on April 3 before the return leg three days later at Lugogo.

Nabweteme has won both individual and team accolades with South Western Oklahoma University.

This will be Nabweteme’s first homecoming since departing to US from Kawempe Moslems in 2016.

Yudaya Nakayenze (Simole Women team) and Kazakhstan based Fazila Ikwaput (Bilk Kazygurt) are the non locally based players summoned for the showdown.

If Faridah Bulega’s side manage negotiate past Ethiopia over two legs, will face Cameroon.

The Summoned Crested Cranes

Goalkeepers: Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Diasy Nanziri (Lady Doves), Vannessa Karungi (She Corporates), Juliet Adeke (Kawempe Muslim)


Defenders: Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens), Viola Namuddu (Makerere), Phoebe Banura (UCU), Margret Birabwa (Muteesa I Royal), Wilmer Nantumbwe (She Corporates), Yudaya Nakayenze (Siminole Women Soccer team, USA), Gladys Nakitto (Lady Doves), Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslim), Marion Amagat (Olila HS)

Midfeilders: Phionah Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslim), Teddy Najjuma (UCU), Shamilah Nalujja (Isra Academy), Fauzia Najjemba (Isra), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens), Anitah Namara (Kawempe Muslim), Susan Atim (Olila HS), Ritah Nabbosa (Lady Doves).

Strikers: Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Moslem), Monica Namwase (Kampala Queens), Hasifa Nassuna (UCU), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Sandra Nabweteme (SW Oklahoma University, USA) and Fazila Ikwaput (BIIK Kazygurt, Kazakhstan)

Team Officials-

1-Faridah Bulega-Head Coach

2-Edward Kaziba-Assistant Coach

3-James Magara-Goal keeping coach

4-Olive Mbekeka-Trainer

5-Mable Kabatalindwa-Team Doctor

6-Prossy Nalwadda-Kits Manager

7-Paul Ssali-Team Coordinator

8-Aloysius Byamukama-Media Officer

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