Olympics Qualifiers: Crested Cranes Name Squad To Cameroon

Crested Cranes interim head coach Charles Ayiekho Lukula has named a 20-player squad that the technical team has trusted to finish the job in Cameroon.

Uganda will play away to the West Africans in the second leg of the the first round of qualification to the 2024 Paris Women’s Olympics Football.

In the first leg, Catherine Nagadya and Fazila Ikwaput scored while goalkeeper Vanessa Karungi who even stopped a first half penalty kept a clean sheet to ensure that now Uganda carries a 2-0 lead into the return leg slated for Tuesday next week.

Team Uganda is already on the move to West Africa this morning, the contingent of 35, headed by Dr. Apollo Ahimbisibwe Bugingo departed Entebbe International Airport on Saturday at 2: 45AM aboard Ethiopian Airways.

The team will have a stopper over in Addis Ababa before connecting to Douala, Cameroon where the game will be played.

The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Cameroon will face either Nigeria or Ethiopia at the next qualification phase of the 2024 Paris Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.

Traveling Squad

Goalkeepers
Daisy Nakaziro, Vanessa Edith Karungi, Gloria Namakula

Defenders
Asia Nakibuuka, Sumaya Komuntale, Shadia Nankya, Desire Katisi Natooro, Bridget Nabisaalu

Midfielders
Joan Nabirye, Phiona Nabbumba, Zaitun Namaganda, Shamirah Nalugya, Jackline Adong

Forwards
Fauzia Najjemba, Fazila Ikwaput, Catherine Nagadya, Joanitah Ainembabazi, Lillian Kasuubo, Elizabeth Nakigozi, Anita Namata

Officials

Dr. Apollo Ahimbisibwe Bugingo – Leader of Delegation

Paul Mutakabala Nantulya – National Teams Officer

Charles Ayiekoh Lukula – Head Coach

Eric Ndifuna- Assistant Coach 1

Oliver Mbekeka – Assistant Coach 2

Stephen Billy Kiggundu – Goalkeeping Coach

Felix Ayobo – Fitness Trainer

Mable Kabatalindwa – Team Doctor

Darlian Kyasimiire- Team Physiotherapist

Cissy Gaudensia Nakiguba – Equipment Manager

Joan Namusisi – Team Coordinator

Aminah Babirye – Media Officer

Fredrick Isaac Ade – FUFA Delegate

Miriam Makeba – FUFA Delegate

Abdul Shafik Boda- FUFA TV Production

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