Uganda National U20 Women Football team technical staff has released the final team that will travel to Dar es Salaam to take on Tanzania in the first leg of FIFA U20 Women World Cup Qualifiers.
Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals FC)1 is the team captain assisted by Shakirah Mutibwa (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC1) and Juliet Adeke (Kawempe Muslim Women Ladies FC ) as first and second assistant Captains respectively.
The team will travel on Friday 17th January aboard Uganda Airlines Flight Number UR320 at 2 PM and arrive at 3:30 PM.
The team has been in a residential training camp for 8 days at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.
Uganda will play against Tanzania on Sunday at Chamanzi Stadium before meeting on 1st February 2020 at StarTimes stadium for the return leg.
Oliver Mbekeka is the head coach of the Uganda U20 Women National team.
“We are set and very ready for the game. Our target is not just to win but with many goals because this being a two legged affair we need to score as many goals as possible that maybe helpful going into the second leg. I know our opponents are not easy when facing Uganda but we shall do our best to secure good results,” noted Mbekeka.
The winner over the two legs will play the either Senegal or Sierra Leone in the second round of the qualifiers.
Six players from the U17 women team have made the cut into the final squad of the Uganda U20 travelling on Friday. These are; Juliet Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba, Margret Kunihira, Musibika Stella, Naddunga Bira and Namusisi Joan.
Goalkeepers: Juliet Adeke (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Namusisi Joan ( Mukono HS).
Defenders: Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens FC),and Nadunga Bira (Olila HSC)
Midfielders: Phiona Nabbumba (She Corporates FC), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Anita Namata (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Shakira Mutiibwa (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC),
Forwards: Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens FC), Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Lillian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens FC), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Zaina Namuleme (Kampala Queens FC)
Leader of Delegation-Mugena Agnes
Delegate – Lonyes Angelo
Delegate –Okello Walter
Head Coach – Oliver Mbekeka
Assistant Head Coach – Christine Wanyana
Goalkeeper Coach – Ibrahim Mugisha
Team Doctor – Mable Kabatalindwa
Equipment Manager – Prossy Nalwadda
Team Coordinator – Paul Mukatabala
Media Officer – Mutebi Julius