The Uganda Women’s football national team-Crested Cranes will return home on Tuesday, November 26th.
The Crested Cranes have spent over a week in Tanzanian where they have been taking part in the 2019 CECAFA Women’s Cup.
After defeating Burundi 2-0 thanks to Aminah Nababi and Shamirah Nalujja’s goals, they finished third in the competition.
This was their third victory at the finals after taking care of both Ethiopia and Djibouti earlier in the group stages.
Faridah Bulega’s side hammered Djibouti 13-0 in their opening game before scrapping past Ethiopia 1-0.
They then went on to lose 3-0 to Kenya in their final group game which ensured they qualified for the semis in second place.
From there, they lost to Tanzania in the semi-finals, eventually settling for third after beating Burundi on Monday.
“It has been a wonderful platform for the girls and technical team altogether, noted Bulega after Monday’s victory over Burundi.
“With time, we shall produce a formidable team that can compete favourably in regional and continental tournaments.
This was Crested Cranes’ third CECAFA appearance. They first took part in their home edition in 2016 and then in Rwanda 2018.
This year, this was Women football’s second engagement having taken part in the COSAFA U17 where they came out as winners.
Next on the plat is the CECAFA U17 Championship which will be hosted in Uganda next month (December).
The Crested Cranes squad that took part in CECAFA Women’s Cup in 2019
Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardials), Namusisi Joan (Isra soccer Academy)
Viola Namuddu (Makerere University), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate), Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School ) Grace Aluka ( Kawempe Muslim SS Ladies FC), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens).
Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves),Harriet Nakuba (Kampala Queens), Amina Nababi (Makerere University), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)
Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves), Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC)