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USA based duo joins Crested Cranes camp ahead of Tokyo 2020 CAF Women’s qualifiers

Nabweteme (left) and Nakayenza (right) arrived on Thursday night (FUFA Photo)

NJERU – It is full house for the Crested Cranes following the arrival of United States of America (USA) based duo of Sandra Nabweteme and Yudaya Nakayenze.

The two arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Thursday night at time and were received by FUFA Women’s Development officer, Joan Namusisi.

Uganda will face Ethiopia in the first leg of the Tokyo 2020 CAF Women’s qualifiers at Addis Ababa Stadium on 3rd April 2019 before the return leg three days later at StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.

Crested Cranes head coach Faridah Bulega is expected to name the final squad over the weekend before the team travels to Ethiopia on Monday.

The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Ethiopia will face Cameroon at the next stage.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers:

Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Diasy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Vanessa Edith Karungi (She Corporates), Juliet Adeke (Kawempe Muslim Ladies)

Defenders:

Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs High School), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens), Viola Namuddu (Makerere University), Phoebe Banura (UCU Lady Cardinals), Margret Birabwa (Muteesa I Royal University), Wilmer Nantumbwe (She Corporates), Yudaya Nakayenze (Seminole College , USA), Gladys Nakitto (Lady Doves), Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies ), Marion Amangat (Olila High School)

Midfielders:

Phionah Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals ), Shamira Nalujja (Isra Soccer Academy), Fauzia Najjemba (Isra Soccer Academy), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens), Anitah Namata (Kawempe Muslim Ladies ), Susan Atim (Olila High School ), Ritah Nabbosa (Lady Doves).

Strikers:

Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies ), Monica Namwase (Kampala Queens), Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals ), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Sandra Nabweteme (South West Oklahoma State University, USA) and Fazila Ikwaput (BIIK Kazygurt, Kazakhstan)

Team Officials

Faridah Bulega – Head Coach

Edward Kaziba – Assistant Coach

James Magala – Goalkeeping coach

Olive Mbekeka – Trainer

Mable Kabatalindwa – Team Doctor

Prossy Nalwadda – Kits Manager

Paul Ssali – Team Coordinator

Aloysius Byamukama – Media Officer

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