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Crested Cranes shift training sessions to Njeru ahead of CECAFA Women’s Championship

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The Uganda women’s senior national football team (Crested Cranes) have continued to prepare for the forthcoming CECAFA Women’s Championship that is slated to get underway on 1st June 2022.

After two weeks of residential training at Cranes Paradise Hotel, Kisasi, the team has now moved to FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru to continue with preparations.

The team comprised of 31 players departed Kisasi for Njeru on Sunday morning with coach George Lutalo indicating this will give them enough time to prepare.

“After two weeks of training in Kampala, we are relocating to Njeru where we can have enough time to train well and better. And with the League coming to an end on Friday, the team will be fully available and thus help in preparing better,” he said.

Uganda is in Group A alongside Rwanda, Burundi and Djibouti.

The tournament will be played at FUFA Technical Centre, between 1st -11th June 2022.

It should be noted that the aforementioned Championship is part of Crested Cranes preparations for the 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations that will happen in July. Uganda was placed in Group A alongside hosts Morocco, Senegal and Burkina Faso.

Crested Cranes Squad in Njeru

Goalkeepers
Daisy Nakaziro (Uganda Martyrs WFC, Uganda), Daphine Nyayenga (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Juliet Adeke (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Hadijjah Nalongo (UC
U, Uganda)

Defenders
Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Salena Allibhai (KAA Gent, Belgium), Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Viola Namuddu (Makerere University WFC, Uganda), Harima Kanyago (Uganda Martyrs WFC, Uganda), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Margaret Namirimu (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Lukia Namubiru (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Sumaya Komuntale (FC Tooro Queens, Uganda), Miriam Ibunyu (She Corporate FC, Uganda)

Midfielders
Naome Nagadya (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Joan Nabirye (Vihiga Queens, Kenya), Sheebah Zalwango (FC Amani, DR Congo), Shamirah Nalugya ( Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Phiona Nabbumba (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves FC, Uganda)

Forwards
Elizabeth Nakigozi (Uganda Martyrs WFC, Uganda), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Joana Ainembabazi (Rines SS WFC)Juliet Nalukenge (Chrysomolia FC, Cyprus), Natasha Shirazi (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera, Israel), Zaina Nandede (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Sandra Nabweteme (Unattached), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves, Uganda), Margaret Kunihira (Kampala Queens, Uganda)

*Credit: FUFA website.

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