KAMPALA – The Uganda National U17 Girls football team have intensified preparations for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Over the weekend, they continued with training at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
The team is gearing up for their qualification tie with Cameroon which starts later this month.
With head coach Ayub Khalifa self isolating, Hadijja Namuyanja has taken over the coaching duties, helped by Olive Mbekeka and James Magala.
With the first leg slatted for 31st October, team captain Juliet Nalukenge says they are more than ready for the contest.
“We had a brilliant training session today (Sunday). She said.
“The players are well and making sure we are well prepared for the game against Cameroon later this month.
“The coaches are doing their best in terms of preparing us and we are also giving 100%.
“Our target is to overcome Cameroon and progress to the World Cup.”
Uganda is set to host the first of the two legged fixture 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