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Nakachwa On Nabweteme, Surprise Beach Party After COSAFA Win

Uganda Under-17 star Kevin Nakachwa says that her football idol is Sandra Nabweteme while her best international moment was a surprise beach party after winning the COSAFA Under-17 Cup last year.

The midfielder is part of the squad that will face Cameroon in the FIFA Under-17 Women World Cup Qualifiers.

Aged 15, she has been part of Uganda Girls Under-17 team success since joining the side in 2019.

She currently plays for Uganda Martyrs High School Rubaga in FUFA Women Super League.

The talented youngster joined Uganda Martyrs from Princess Diana which is found in Munyonyo.

Kevin Nakachwa in action against Mauritius. Courtesy

In an exclusive interview with The-SportsNation, Nakachwa revealed her top highlights.

The-SportsNation: Who is the best player you have with?
Nakachwa – Naluyimba Esther, she is a hardworking player both on pitch and off the pitch, she is a good dribbler, good crosser, good passer and can shoot from anywhere on the pitch.

The-SportsNation: Who is the best player played against?
Nakachwa – Awade Jesca, she plays with the South Africa team, she is a complete footballer with all the basics and skills. I give her respect

The-SportsNation: Best coach played under
Nakachwa – Rogers Nkugwa – He is a good coach and he’s the one who taught me all basics that I have in football. Great at inspiring, advises players on how to balance education and sports and I am where I am because of him.

The-SportsNation: Favorite goal ever scored?
Nakachwa – It was a game between Kawempe Muslims, I was playing for my team then Princess Diana. I was in Senior One and got a chance to feature in that game and on a good side I scored the lonely goal to win 1-0.

Kevin Nakachwa

The-SportsNation: Favorite game ever played in?
Nakachwa – It was a match between Uganda and Ethiopia, we managed to win 3-1. Though we defeated them, it was a tough match I have ever played, I used a lot of energy to make sure I win the ball in the midfield and avoid them from reaching our defenders.

The-SportsNation: Football hero when growing up?
Nakachwa – Nabweteme Sandra, though we play different numbers on the pitch, she inspired me to play football. So skillful, determined and with good behaviours.

The-SportsNation: Funniest moment you remember in your football career.
Nakachwa – We were going to face Olila high school in Soroti. After having our lunch, instead of focusing about the game of olila, we started having fun; throwing water bottles to each other, running up and down in the room. It annoyed the coach who told the captain to call all players from the room. He made us to sit under sunshine as a punishment but with God’s mercy we managed to to win the game.

The-SportsNation: Craziest teammate?
Nakachwa – Nandago hadija from Kawempe, she is so talented young on the ball but sometimes she does funny things which make me happy all the time and she is my best friend as well.

The-SportsNation: Favorite moment with the national team?
Nakachwa: When we were in Mauritius after beating South Africa 2-1 in finals to lift the trophy, the next day they took us to the beach part at the Indian Ocean and we had fun as a team. It was a surprise I never expected on my side.

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