Crested Cranes train for regional tour

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Crested CRANES Senior Players

The Crested Cranes began preparations on Thursday afternoon ahead of their first ever regional tour.

The team will play against Kampala region on Saturday, 16th March 2019.

Faridah Bulega, the head coach took players through drills at Maroons stadium, Luzira on the first day of training.

Of the 23 players summoned last week, 21 turned up for training. Lilian Mutuuzo and Resty Nanziri were not available but the coach confirmed they will join the rest of the team in the Friday session.

The squad comprises of four goalkeepers, six defenders, eight midfielders and five strikers.

The coach was impressed with the fitness levels of the players and believes the game on Saturday will be a good precursor ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifier against Ethiopia next month.

 “The girls are in good shape and the commitment from everyone on day one was positive. I believe the game against Kampala region on Saturday will be a good build up ahead of the game against Ethiopia next month,” said Bulega.

The team had a similar training session on Friday before the game on Saturday at 2pm.

Players that trained on Thursday

Goalkeepers: Ruth Aturo(UCU Lady Cardinals), Vanessa Edith Karungi (She Corporate), Juliet Adeke(Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Daizy Nakaziro(Lady Doves)

Defenders: Shadia Nankya(Uganda Martys High School Lubaga), Aisha Namukisa(Kampala Queens), Wilmer Nantumbwe(She Corporate), Margaret Birabwa( Muteesa I Royal University), Phoebe Banura ( UCU Lady Cardinals), Viola Namuddu( Makerere University)

Midfielders: Damalie Matama(Kampala Queens), Phiona Nabbumba ( Ajax Queens, Bulenga), Fauziah Najjemba( Isra Soccer Academy), Tracy Jones Akiror( Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Anita Namata (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Shamira Nalujja( Isra Soccer Academy)

Forwards: Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Monica Namwase (Kampala Queens), Zaina Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Hasifa Nassuna(UCU Lady Cardinals).

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