Bulega names 35 players to start preparations for CECAFA Women’s Championships

CECAFA Women’s Championships 2019
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
14th-24th November

The Uganda Crested Cranes head coach Faridha Bulega has named a squad of 35 players to start preparations for the 2019 CECAFA Women Challenge Cup.

The tournament which will be played in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is expected to start on the 14th and end on the 24th of November.

The 35 players will start non-residential training on Thursday, 31st November 2019 at Luzira for five days before the team enters a residential setting at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

By 11th or 12th November 2019, the final team will be named that will travel to Dar es Salaam.

It has also been confirmed that Ruth Aturo will be the captain of the side.

Uganda is in Group B alongside Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti.

It is viewed as the group of death as Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia are powerhouses in women football in the region.

Uganda will have to be at their best so as to progress as their latest meetings with both Kenya and Ethiopia have not ended well.

Group A will see hosts Tanzania tussle it out with Zanzibar, Burundi and South Sudan for a place in the last four.

Hosts Tanzania are the defending champions and have won the regional tournament for the last two editions.

Crested Cranes Squad

Goalkeepers

Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Irene Atumango (Lady Doves), Vannesa Karungi (She Corporate)

Defenders

Viola Namuddu (Makerere University), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate), Mercy Nabulobi (UCU Lady Cardinals), Margret Birabirwa (Muteesa 1 Royal), Marion Amangat (Olila High School), Brendah Nandagire (Uganda Martyrs),  Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim), Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School), Grace Aluka (Maroons Women Football Club), Aisha Namukisa (Kawempe Queens)

Midfielders

Asia Nakibuka (Kawempe Muslim), Sarah Nakuya (Nkumba University), Norah Alupo (Saviors), Zaina Nandede (She Kataka), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves), Esther Beatrice Adokole (She Kataka), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Harriet Nakuba (Kampala Queens), Phiona Nabumba (She Corporate), Amina Nababi (Makerere University), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)

Forwards

Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim), Rashidah Nankya (Uganda Martyrs), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Zainah Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves), Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim), Mable Kusasira (Kampala Queens)

2019 CECAFA Women’s Championship Groups

Group A

Tanzania, Zanzibar, Burundi South Sudan

Group B

Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti

Crested Cranes fixtures

*15th November 2019 – Uganda vs Djibouti
*17th November 2019 – Ethiopia vs Uganda
*19th November 2019 – Uganda vs Kenya

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