FUFA Women Super League (FWSL) champions Lady Doves FC are currently in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi ahead of the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League 2021 Qualifiers slated to kick off on Saturday August 28th.
Lady Doves’ delegation of 35 people led by FUFA EXCOM member Agnes Mugena flew out of the country aboard the Uganda Airlines flight and arrived in Nairobi at 7.15 am today. 22 players, 6 technical officials and other members of the club comprised the delegation.
Lady Doves are seeded in Group A with Djibouti’s FAD FC, a side they will face in the opening fixture at Nyayo Stadium. Burundi’s PVC FC and Tanzania’s Simba Queens are the other teams in the group.
Lady Doves President, Julius Mugisa has lauded FUFA for the support they rendered to the side as they prepared for the regional meet.
‘I want to thank FUFA for the support they have rendered to us. On top of the 24 air tickets, they have also guided us on a number of things such as licensing of players and passport acquisition for most of our players. This has made our preparations stress free and now I can confirm that we are very much ready to represent this country. We will put up a memorable performance because our target is to bring that trophy here,’ Mugisa told fufa.co.ug
The team has been camped at Uganda Martyrs High School, who offered them their facilities for the team to camp at no cost. The School also run a women’s football clubs in Uganda Martyr Ladies that plays in the FUFA Women Super League.
The Nairobi event will bring together ten clubs from the CECAFA Member Associations.
The winner of the zonal qualifiers in Nairobi will represent CECAFA at the final tournament in Egypt later this year.
The CAF Women’s Champions League will be an annual international women’s association football club competition in Africa. The tournament will be organised by the Confederation of African Football, and will involve the top women’s club teams of Africa. It is the female count of the CAF Champions League.
Lady Doves FC Contingent in Kenya
Playing staff: Daphine Nyayenga (GK), Daisy Nakaziro(GK)©, Zahara Nankya Kiiza(GK), Esta Nahimana, Irene Akiror, Adrine Birungi, Nabira Nakitto, Gloria Namugerwa, Madam Christine, Norah Alupo, Lydia Nyandera, Getrude Karungi, Halima Kanyago, Elizabeth Nakigozi, Jowelia Nagadya, Sarah Nakuya, Riticia Nabbosa, Eseza Kobusobozi, Olivia Babirye, Margret Namande, Spencer Nakacwa, Fazila Ikwaput.
Head Coach: Fred Musiime
Associate Coach: Rajab Mugweri Buyinza
Assistant Coach: Gladys Nakitto
Goalkeeping Coach: Byuma Muwada
Technical Advisor: Rogers Nkugwa
Team Doctor: Micheal Ssengendo
Julius Mugisa (Club Chairman)
Godfrey Nsingwire (Manager)
Scovia Angeyango (Club Member)
Moreen Kusemererwa (Club Treasurer)
Paul Kajura (Club Member)
Christopher Byenkya (Club Member)