FIFA U17 Girls World Cup Qualifiers
Uganda vs Ethiopia
NJERU – The Uganda U17 Girls national team successfully completed day two of their preparations for the World Cup qualifiers, on Sunday, January 4th-2019.
Uganda will take on 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 but highly expected to be StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
The team that started training on Saturday went through two tactical sessions on Sunday, ones they completed without any major concerns.
“We have successfully trained today, noted head coach Ayub Khalifa on Sunday.
“We have put emphasis on tactical discipline and decision making in the final third.
“We have been looking at how to put away chances and score goals. We have limited time so we have to do a lot in this limited period.”
Also speaking after the morning session, U17 national team captain Juliet Nalukenge noted that the players are in good condition and will be gunning for qualification.
“I would like to thank the Federation for registering us in yet another competition, said Nalukenge.
“We the players are ready and will do all we can so as we reach the finals’ tournament.”
A squad of 30 players was announced on Thursday and started training on Saturday, 4th January-2019 at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.
All the 30 players have so far been part of the training although the squad is expected to be trimmed before the end of next week.
It consists of a bunch of players who were part of both the COSAFA U17 Girls tournament and CECAFA U17 Girls Cup, two competitions that were won by Uganda back in 2019.
However, Khalifa and his technical team also summoned some new faces who include St. Noah striker Allen Nasaazi and teammate Kigongo Angella Auchi.
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), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Moslem), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens).