FIFA U17 Girls World Cup Qualifiers
Uganda vs Ethiopia
KAMPALA – Reigning FUFA Women player of the year-Juliet Nalukenge has been named as part of the Uganda U17 Girls National team that will take part in the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Uganda is slated to face Ethiopia in the preliminary rounds of the global showpiece qualifiers.
The first leg will be played on Saturday, 11th January 2020 at a venue yet to be announced.
The squad was announced on Thursday evening with Nalukenge the biggest name on the list.
She has been a stand out performer in the past year, top scoring in Uganda’s successful COSAFA U17 Girls Championships in Mauritius.
She was also captain of the side that won the 2019 CECAFA U17 Girls Cup that was played in Njeru last month (December).
Also in the squad is Fauzia Najjemba who was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the above mentioned tournament.
With both girls in the squad, Uganda will be expected to put up a good showing in the qualifiers as they bid to reach the finals’ tournament for the first time in history.
The squad also consists of a bunch of players who were part of both the COSAFA U17 Girls tournament and CECAFA U17 Girls Cup.
However, head coach-Ayub Khalifa has also summoned some new faces that were not part of the CECAFA team and these include St. Noah striker Allen Nasaazi and teammate Kigongo Angella Auchi.
The players will officially begin residential training on Friday 3rd January at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.
The summoned squad
Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs HS), Joan Namusisi (Mukono HS) and Nyamita Zulaika (Asubo Gafford Ladies WFC)
Akadinda Gillian (Olila High School WFC), Namugerwa Goria ( Uganda Martyrs HS), Musibika Stella (Kawempe Muslim WFC), Akiror Patricia (Masaka SS), Komuntale Sumayah ( king of kings ), Nakacwa Samalie (Kawempe Muslim ), Nadunga Bira (Olila High School WFC),Nakacwa Kevin ( Uganda Martyrs HS), Nangonzi Maureen ( Mukono High), Nyinagahirwa Shakirah (Kawempe Muslim WFC), Odaru Immaculate ( Mukono High ) Nagayi Eva ( Rines Secondary School), Kyomuhendo Sumaya ( Isra Soccer Academy), Nakayenga Brenda (Kawempe Muslim WFC), Adokole Esther (Amus College), Kunihira Margret ( Kawempe Muslim WFC), Munyana Brenda ( Uganda Martyrs HS), Nagadya Catherine ( Uganda Martyrs HS), Nandede Zainah (Amus College), Namaganda Zaitun (Taggy High School), Nyakato Ruth (Tooro Queens WFC), Nandago Hadijah (Isra Soccer Academy), Amonding Mercy (Bishop Secondary School).