U20 world cup qualifiers: Uganda squad to Tanzania out

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Smiling faces after the girls’ last training session at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Thursday.1

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.

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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.

Head Coach Oliver 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.

Travelling  Squad:

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)

Officials:

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

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