Ayub Khalifa: Women U17 Coach Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Uganda National Women U17 coach Ayub Khalifa has tested positive for Corobavirus.

This comes amidst the team’s preparations for the FIFA U17 World cup Qualifier with Cameroon.

“I have on Thursday 8th October 2020 tested positive for Covid -19,” Ayub has confirmed.

“I am now in self-isolation from the camp for a period as guided by the health officials for better medication and recovery.

“While I am away, I will help conduct some sessions with my technical team for the players online as we continue with preparations for the FIFA U17 World cup Qualifier with Cameroon.”

The Squad of 30 players is currently in camp at the Cranes Paradise Hotel.

The side will face Cameroon on 31st October in Kampala and two weeks later in Cameroon.

Hadijja Namuyanja (assistant coach) will temporarily take charge. James Magala (goalkeeping coach) and Oliver Mbekeka (trainer) are the other coaches on the team.

Uganda is at this stage after they eliminated Ethiopia and Tanzania.

The Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs High School), Joan Namusisi (Isra Soccer Academy), Zulaika Ngamita (Asubo Gafford Ladies)

Defenders: Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Sumaya Komuntale (Tooro Queens), Bira Naddunga (Olila High School), Gillian Akadinda (Olila High School), Gloria Namugerwa (Uganda Martyrs High School), Stella Musubuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Patricia Akiror (Ajax Queens FC)

Midfielders: Winnifred Kwatulira (Jinja United FC), Devine Mirembe (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC), Shamira Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs High School), Moreen Nangonzi (Ajax Queens FC), Ruth Nyakato (Tooro Queens FC), Sumaya Kyomuhendo (Isra Soccer Academy), Sumaya Tibazalika (Wakiso)

Forwards: Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Zaina Nandede (She Kataka FC), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens), Hadijjah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Margaret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs High School), Zaitun Namaganda (Taggy High School), Eva Nagayi (Rines WFC), Kamuyati Naigaga (Taggy High School), Brenda Munyana (Uganda Martyrs High School)

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