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Aturo named Crested Cranes skipper ahead of Cecafa


November 14-23

CECAFA Women Challenge Cup 2019

Uganda Crested Cranes Head coach Faridah Bulega has named 35 players in a provisional squad to start preparations for the 2019 CECAFA Women Challenge Cup due November 14-23 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Bulega, who will be assisted by Edward Kaziba and Ayub Khalifan as her first and second assistant respectively also named Uganda Christian University (UCU) goal keeper as the new captain in the absence of USA-based Akiror Tracy Jones.

Bulega, who summoned no foreign based player on the team, hailed FUFA for beefing up the technical department with Ayub Khalifan. The players will non residential training on this Thursday at Luzira for five days before entering residential camp at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

The final team will be named on November 12 to travel to Dar es Salaam. Ruth Aturo will be captain with her assistant to be named later. Tanzania are back to back champions after beating Uganda at last year’s final in Rwanda.

Bulega (R) and Ayub speak to the media on Wednesday (FUFA Pic)

Crested Cranes Squad:

Goalkeepers: Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Irene Paska Akiteng (Lady Doves), Vannesa Karungi (She Corporate)

Defenders: Viola Namuddu (Makerere University), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate), Mercy Nabulobi (UCU Lady Cardinals), Margret Birabirwa (Muteesa I Royal University), Marion Amangat (Olila High School), Brendah Nandagire (Uganda Martyrs),  Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC ), Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School), Grace Aluka ( Kawemep Muslim SS Ladies FC), Aisha Namukisa (Kawempe Queens).

Midfielders: Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Sarah Nakuya (Nkumba University), Norah Alupo (Saviors), Zaina Nandede (Asubo Gafford Ladies), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves), Esther Beatrice Adokole (Asubo Gafford Ladies), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Harriet Nakuba (Kampala Queens), Phiona Nabumba (She Corporate), Amina Nababi (Makerere University), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)

Forwards: Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Rashidah Nankya (Uganda Martyrs), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves), Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Mable Kusasira (Kampala Queens)


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