COSAFA Women U17 Championships
Port Luis, Mauritius
The Uganda national women’s U17 team departed for Mauritius on Wednesday afternoon ahead of the 2019 COSAFA Women U17 championships.
Uganda was invited to take part as guests in the competition that will run from September 20th to 29th in Port Luis.
A contingent of 20 players and 9 officials left Entebbe International Airport aboard the Fly Emirates.
During the departure, head coach Ayub Khalifa promised to return with a silverware.
“It will be a tough tournament but we have got enough time to prepare the girls, noted Khalifa.
“We are coming back with a victory because our struggle is to be number one.”
At the championships, Uganda is in Group A alongside the hosts Mauritius, Zambia, and Comoros.
Their first match will be against Zambia on Friday 20th September at Francois Xavier Stadium in Port Luis before playing Mauritius and Comoros on 22nd and 24th September respectively.
The traveling contingent
Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs HS), Joan Namusisi (Mukono HS), and Gift Nasasira (Gadafi Integrated)
Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim SS), Precious Atwine (Up Hill College), Bira Nadunga (Olila HS), and Cissy Kabarwani (King of Kings)
Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs), Samali Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim SS), Zaitun Namaganda (Taggy HS), Maureen Nangonzi (Mukono HS), Sumayah Komuntale (King of Kings), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim SS)
Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim SS), Juliet Nalukenge (Captain – Kawempe MuslimSS), Fauzia Najjemba (Mukono HS), Catherine Nagadya (Katuuso Community SS) and Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim SS)
Leader of Delegation – Chris Kalibbala
Head Coach – Ayub Khalifa
Assistant Head Coach – Hadijah Namuyanja
Team Trainer – Olive Mbekeka
Goalkeeping Coach – James Magala
Team Coordinator – Jackson Nyiima
Team Doctor – Stella Nankumba
Equipment Manager – Cissy Nakiguba
Media Officer – Alex Kasirye
Uganda’s group fixtures
-20th September: Uganda vs Zambia
-22nd September: Uganda vs Mauritius
-24th September: Comoros vs Uganda