CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup 2019
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The Uganda Women National team-Crested Cranes hammered UCU Lady Cardinals 5-0 in a build-up game played on Wednesday.
In the game played in Njeru, Juliet Nalukenge helped herself to a hat trick while Fazila Ikwaput and Hasifah Nasuuna scored a goal each.
This is understood to have been the final build-up game for the side which will be taking part in the CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup 2019 in Tanzania.
Speaking after the game, assistant coach Ayub Khalifah noted that it was a good practice match and now they need to sharpen the forwards more ahead of CECAFA.
“The Practice Match has given us the exact image of the team, noted Khalifah.
“We create a lot and that gives hope for goals.
“We only need to shape our forwards and much concentration is needed in front of the goal to convert these chances.”
The team has spent 7 days in residential camp and a total of twenty (20) players will leave Uganda for Dar-es-salaam in Tanzania, for a tournament that starts on 16th November 2019.
Uganda will start her group B campaign against Djibouti on 17th, Ethiopia on the 19th and will end with East African giants Kenya on 21st November.
Crested Cranes XI vs UCU Lady Cardinals
Ruth Aturo (GK), Viola Namuddu, Asia Nakibuuka, Bridget Nabisaalu, Shadia Nankya, Reticia Nabbosa, Zaina Namuleme, Shamirah Nalugya, Juliet Nalukenge, Hasifah Nasuuna, Fauzia Najjemba
Joan Namusisi, Fazila Ikwaputi, Harriet Nakubba, Musibika Stella, Aminah Nababi, Marion Amangat, Grace Aluka, Nandede Zaina, Adokole Esther, Margret Kunihira, Aisha Namukisa, Akandinda Gillian