LUGOGO – The Uganda U17 Girls national team continued their preparations for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.
Uganda will take on Cameroon in a two-legged tie to decide who makes it to the 2021 FIFA U17 Girls World Cup.
Under assistant coach Hadija Namuyanja, the team held a session which at Lugogo, one that revolved around transition on and off the ball.
What they said after Tuesday’s training
Fauzia Najjemba, U17 vice-captain
“We continue preparations for our upcoming engagements.
“The team is in good shape and the coaches are trying their level best.
“We are progressing very well and it is promising.”
Hadija Namuyanja, U17 assistant coach
“We held a training session this morning with focus on transition.
“We looked at situations when we are attacking and how best to execute the play.
“We also looked at situations of how to defend when we have lost the ball.
“Judging from what we have seen, the girls are still short in this aspect but we will work harder on this so as they improve.”
Uganda will host the first leg on October 31, with the return leg due in mid November in Cameroon.
The winner over two legs, will-together with two other countries represent Africa at the World Cup finals to be hosted by India early next year.
Daphine Nyayenga- Uganda Martyrs High School, Joan Namusisi – Isra Soccer Academy, Zulaika Ngamita – Asubo Gafford Ladies.
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 – Kawempe Muslim Ladies, Patricia Akiror – Ajax Queens FC.
Winnifred Kwatulira – 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, Ruth Nyakato – Tooro Queens FC, 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, Kamuyati Naigaga – Taggy High School, Brenda Munyana – Uganda Martyrs High School.
-Hadijah Namuyanja – Assistant coach
-James Magala – Goalkeeping coach
-Oliver Mbekeka – Trainer
-Stella Nankumba – Team Doctor
-Joan Namusisi – Team coordinator
-Cissy Nakiguba – Kits Manager
-Steven Mayamba –Media Officer
-Chrizestom John Kalibbala – Leader of Delegation