Uganda U20 Women’s National Team Head Coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi has revealed the final squad that will face Kenya in the 2022 FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.
The squad of 20 players include striker Juliet Nalukenge who joined the team this week from Cyprus.
Uganda faces Kenya in the first leg on Saturday, 25th September in Nairobi before a return leg back in Kampala in two weeks time.
Preparations for the two-legged knockout qualifier started off with the team entering residential camp at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on September 8.
The team has played three practice matches with Crested Cranes side that is preparing to play in COSAFA – They won one of the three games.
The winner of the tie on aggregate will face the winner of the second-round tie pitting Mozambique against South Africa.
Ten players have been dropped from the initial squad of 30 that was summoned earlier.
The team left Njeru on Wednesday and are residing at Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisasi. They will be heading out to Nairobi in early Thursday.
Uganda U20 Women Squad
Goalkeepers – Daphine Nyayenga (Lady Doves FC), Joan Namusisi (Kampala Queens FC)
Defenders – Sumayah Komuntale (Tooro Queens FC), Grace Aluka (Olila High School FC), Biira Nadunga (Olila High School FC), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim FC), Halima Kanyago (Lady Doves FC), Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim Ladies)
Midfielders – Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Shakirah Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Zaina Nandede (Kataka SHE FC), Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs High School), Margaret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs High School FC), Zaituni Namaganda (Taggy High School FC)
Forwards – Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Juliet Nalukenge(Apollon Ladies FC), Joweria Nagadya (Lady Doves FC), Eva Naggayi (Rines SS WFC)