CECAFA Women Championship: Uganda Seek To Get Off The Mark

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Sunday, November 17
*Uganda Vs Djibouti – 4PM

Uganda Women’s national team, The Crested Cranes head will be seeking a dream start when they kickoff the Cecafa Senior Women’s Challenge Cup against Djibouti.

The game has been rescheduled from midday to 4PM at Chamazi Complex in Tanzania.

After completing 10 days camped at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru, Cranes left to TZ last week and coach Bulega commented that her side is in good shape ahead of kickoff.

“We are in good shape, the players are in right moods. We have no injury worries. We are ready to go,” she said.

In the last practice match at Njeru, Juliet Nalukenge bagged a hat-trick while Hassifa Nassuna and Fazila Ikwaput scored one each as Crested Cranes beat UCU Lady Cardinals 5-0.

The attacking trio will carry Uganda’s scoring burden.

Uganda training in TZ. FUFA

Uganda’s second game will be against Ethiopia on Tuesday before facing rivals Kenya on Thursday.

The best two teams in Group A and B reach semis. Uganda came second last year in Rwanda and will be going for Gold this time round.

Uganda’s Squad:

Goalkeepers: Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardials), Namusisi Joan (Isra soccer Academy)

Defenders: Viola Namuddu (Makerere University), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate), Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School ) Grace Aluka ( Kawempe Muslim SS Ladies FC), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens).

Midfielders: Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves),Harriet Nakuba (Kampala Queens), Amina Nababi (Makerere University), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)

Forwards: Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves), Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC)

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