By Frank Kamuntu
Uganda Under 17 Girls National Team head coach Ayub Khalifa has released a provisional squad of 30 players that will begin preparations for the inaugural CECAFA U17 Girls Championship slated for December 2019 in Uganda.
COSAFA Girls Under 17 top scorer Juliet Nalukenge returns to the squad alongside Mukono High School forward Fauzia Najjemba and Kawempe Muslim’s Margret Kunihira and the three players were also part of the Crested Cranes team that took part in the recently concluded CECAFA Women Challenge Cup in Dar es Salaam.
The other players who have made their way back to the squad that lifted COSAFA U17 Girls trophy in Mauritius involve; Goalkeepers Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs HS), Joan Namusisi (Mukono HS), and Nasasira Gift (Gadafi Integrated HS).
Uganda Girls U17 National Team that played against Comoros in COSAFA Girls U17 Championship.
Others are, Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim), Precious Atwiine (Upper Hill Col), Cissy Kabarwani (King of Kings), Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs HS), Zaitun Namaganda (Tagy HS), Moureen Nangozi (Mukono HS), Bira Nadunga (Olila HS), Summaya Komuntale (King of Kings), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim SS), and Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs). Esther Adokole (Amus College), and Zaina Nadede are also part of the team.
However, Ayub Khalifa has summoned a few new faces that were not part of the COSAFA team and these include Uganda Martyrs HS skipper Gloria Namugerwa and teammate Brenda Munyana, Mukono Bishops forward Mercy Amoding and Mukono HS midfielder Immaculate Odalu.
Nasabu Nakate from Rines HS is another additional player together with Gombe SS players Lydia Mirembe and Zulaika Ngamita (GK).
The summoned players will officially begin residential training on Monday December 2, 2019 at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.
Head Coach – Ayub Khalifa
Assistant Head Coach – Hadijah Namuyanja
Fitness Coach – Olive Mbekeka
Goalkeeping Coach – James Magala
Team Manager – Joan Namusisi
Team Doctor – Stella Nankumba
Equipment Manager – Cissy Nakiguba