MENGO – The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has extended financial support to the U17 Girls national team.
The team is set to start preparations for the upcoming FIFA U17 Girls World Cup qualifiers where they are slatted to take on Cameroon.
Ahmed Hussein, the FUFA Communications Director confirmed that a total of the 35 summoned players will receive $100 each.
“FUFA will release funds to 35 players in the U17 Girls’ national team and each player will receive $100 to aid them in personal training as they prepare for the final stage of the FIFA U17 World cup qualifiers with Cameroon, Hussein was quoted by FUFA.com.
“The coaches have been in constant engagement with the players, sharing training manuals as we wait for Government to lift the lockdown on sports activities.
“We believe this financial facilitation will help the players to continue with personal training as we work around plans to get the team to camp in preparation for the matches against Cameroon.
“FUFA is ready to support the team so that we realize our target of qualifying to the 2021 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in India’ added Hussein.”
Uganda is slatted to face Cameroon in the final qualifying round of the 2021 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers with the first leg in Kampala scheduled for between 31st October- 2nd November 2020 and a return leg a fortnight later.
To reach this stage, Uganda eliminated Ethiopia and Tanzania in the preliminary and first rounds respectively.
The beneficiaries of this financial support are players from the previous U17 Squads plus six new faces named by head coach Ayub Khalifan.
The new faces include Gift Nasasira, Winnie Kwatira, Devine Mirembe, Aucho Kagongo, Ritah Mushimire and Kamuyati Naigaga.
The Full Squad
Daphine Nyayenga- Uganda Martyrs High School, Joan Namusisi – Isra Soccer Academy, Zulaika Ngamita – Asubo Gafford Ladies, Gift Nasasira – Maroons WFC.
Grace Aluka – Kawempe Muslim Ladies, Samalie Nakacwa – Kawempe Muslim Ladies, Sumaya Komuntale – Tooro Queens, Bira Naddunga – Olila High School, Gillian Akadinda – Olila High School, Gloria Namugerwa – Uganda Martyrs High School, Stella Musubuka – Kawemoe Muslim Ladies, Patricia Akiror – Ajax Queens FC, Winnie Kwatira – Jinja United FC, Devine Mirembe – Asubo Gafford Ladies FC.
Shamira Nalugya – Kawempe Muslim Ladies, Shakira Nyinagahirwa – Kawempe Muslim Ladies, Kevin Nakacwa – Uganda Martyrs High School, Moreen Nangonzi – Ajax Queens FC, Aucho Kagongo – St. Noa, Ruth Nyakato – Tooro Queens FC, Phiona Matama- Watoto Girls, Sumaya Kyomuhendo – Isra Soccer Academy, Sumaya Tibazalika – Sumaya (Wakiso).
Juliet Nalukenge – KawemPE Muslim Ladies, Zaina Nandede – She Kataka FC, Fauzia Najjemba – Kampala Queens, Hadijjah Nandago – Kawempe Muslim Ladies, Margaret Kunihira – Kawempe Muslim Ladies, Catherine Nagadya – Uganda Martyrs High School, Zaitun Namaganda – Taggy High School, Eva Nagayi – Rines WFC, Ritah Mushimire – Kawempe Muslim Ladies, Kamuyati Naigaga – Taggy High School, Esther Adokole – She Kataka FC, Brenda Munyana – Uganda Martyrs High School.