Uganda U17 National Women’s Football team is currently in a residential camp in preparation for the final round of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2021 Qualifiers.
Uganda will face Cameroon in the final qualifying hurdle with the first game slated to take place on 31st October 2020 in Kampala and the return leg two weeks later away.
Uganda come up against Cameron in what will be their first time out since March when sports activities were banned by government as a Covid-19 preventive measure then.
With competitive play reinstated a few weeks ago, the U17 girls will seek to come good against Cameroon and book a ticket to the global meet.
Team Captain Juliet Nalukenge is upbeat ahead of the Cameroon double-header and is optimistic they will dominate the Kampala clash and possibly ‘seal it’ two weeks later.
“We have been enjoying our training sessions and we hope to replicate what we learn in training during the match,” Nalukenge said in an interview with the team’s media personnel.
“Our coaches have been giving us their best in training and we won’t let them down. We are motivated and focused on winning the Cameroon game,” Nalukenge added.
While in training, the team is taken through basic game drills and always paired into two groups to bring in an idea of game situation into training.
However, for the qualifiers, the winner on aggregate will together with two other countries represent Africa at the finals to be hosted by India between February and March.
Team Uganda is residing at Cranes Paradise Hotel while conducting their filed trainings at Star Times Stadium in Lugogo.
The Full Squad
*Daphine Nyayenga- Uganda Martyrs High School
*Joan Namusisi – Isra Soccer Academy
*Zulaika Ngamita – Asubo Gafford Ladies
*Grace Aluka – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
*Samalie Nakacwa – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
*Sumaya Komuntale – Tooro Queens
*Bira Naddunga – Olila High School
*Gillian Akadinda – Olila High School
*Gloria Namugerwa – Uganda Martyrs High School
*Stella Musubuka – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
*Patricia Akiror – Ajax Queens FC
*Winnifred Kwatulira – Jinja United FC
*Devine Mirembe – Asubo Gafford Ladies FC
*Shamira Nalugya – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
*Shakira Nyinagahirwa – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
*Kevin Nakacwa – Uganda Martyrs High School
*Moreen Nangonzi – Ajax Queens
*Ruth Nyakato – Tooro Queens FC
*Sumaya Kyomuhendo – Isra Soccer Academy
*Sumaya Tibazalika – Sumaya (Wakiso)
*Juliet Nalukenge – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
*Zaina Nandede – She Kataka FC
*Fauzia Najjemba – Kampala Queens
*Hadijjah Nandago – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
*Margaret Kunihira – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
*Catherine Nagadya – Uganda Martyrs High School
*Zaitun Namaganda – Taggy High School
*Eva Nagayi – Rines WFC
*Kamuyati Naigaga – Taggy High School
*Esther Adokole – She Kataka FC
*Brenda Munyana – Uganda Martyrs High School
*Ayub Khalifa – Head coach (currently in quarantine due to COVID-19)
*Hadijah Namuyanja – Assistant coach
*James Magala – Goalkeeping coach
*Oliver Mbekeka – Trainer
*Stella Nankumba – Team Doctor
*Joan Namusisi – Team coordinator
*Cissy Nakiguba – Kits Manager
*Steven Mayamba –Media Officer
*Chrizestom John Kalibbala – Leader of Delegation.