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Women U20: Ayub Khalifa New Coach, Summons Squad For World Cup Qualifiers

Ayub Khalifa has been named the new coach of Uganda U20 Women national team, FUFA has confirmed.

Khalifa has been elevated from the Women U17 team where he was appointed in 2019.

During that spell, he went on to lift the U17 COSAFA and CECAFA trophies in 2019 which were staged in Uganda and Mauritius respectively.

He doubles as the coach for Kawempe Muslim, team that plays in the Uganda Women Super League.

At Kawempe, he won four straight league trophies in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The tactician replaces Olivier Mbekeka who becomes his assistant.

Mubarak Kiberu who has served at the U17 Boys Natioanal Team (The Cubs) as goalkeeping coach has been appointed to serve in the same capacity on the U20 Women National Team, FUFA has announced.

Stella Nankuba and Cissy Nakiguba will serve as the Team Doctor and Equipment Manager respectively.

That technical team has served a provisional squad for the upcoming 2022 FIFA U-20 World Cup Qualifiers due this month.

Uganda will face Kenya with fixtures scheduled for 23rd -25th September 2021 (First leg) and 7th -9th October 2021 (Second Leg).

Provisional Squad
Goalkeepers – Daphine Nyayenga (Lady Doves FC), Joan Namusisi (Kampala Queens FC), Esther Akite Okello (Olila High School FC), Saida Namwanje (Luweero Giant Queens FC)
Defenders – Sumayah Komuntale (Tooro Queens FC), Jolly Kobusinge (Tooro Queens FC), Gloria Namugerwa (Lady Doves), Grace Aluka (Olila High School FC), Stella Musubika (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Biira Nadunga (Olila High School FC), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim FC)
Midfielders – Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Shakirah Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Zaina Nandede (Kataka SHE FC), Lillian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens), Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyr High School), Margaret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs High School FC), Faridah Namirimu (Wakiso Hills WFC), Gillian Akadinda (Olila High School FC), Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim Ladies)
Forwards – Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens), Joan Ainembabazi (Tooro Queens FC), Halima Kanyago (Lady Doves FC), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Bernadette Namwenge (Ajax Queens FC), Kamiyati Naigaga (Taggy High School FC), Zaituni Namaganda (Taggy High School FC), Joweria Nagadya (Lady Doves FC), Eva Naggayi (Rines SS WFC)


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

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Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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