Uganda’s representatives at the forthcoming CAF Women’s Champions League zonal qualifiers Lady Doves FC have named a 35 man traveling contingent.
The team is set to fly to Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday morning aboard Uganda Airlines.
The Doves are Uganda’s flag bearers at the Inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League qualifiers set to be held in Kenya starting Saturday 28th August 2021.
The traveling contingent consist of 22 players, 6 technical members, a leader of delegation from FUFA and notable club leaders, the chairperson inclusive.
The tournament action will start on August 28th with two games to be played at the Nyayo Stadium.
Lady Doves were pitted in group A with Simba Queens, FAD FC and PVP FC and shall have their first group encounter on Saturday 28th, August 2021.
While addressing the media at a press conference held today morning at Uganda Martyrs High School, Lubaga, club chairman Mugisa asserted that Lady Doves is not only representing it’s flag or the region of it’s origin, but also the national flag.
“We have been in camp for almost three months, the team is in good shape, the girls are in good mood and ready to represent Uganda.”
“We are the first club to represent the country and of now we carry our flag as well as the Uganda flag and therefore call upon all Ugandans to be behind us in all aspects.”
“As the proprietor of the club and the biggest investor in it, the only demand I have is to come back home with glory and I believe we can do it.”
The winner from the CECAFA qualifiers will join the other seven to battle in the 2021 TotalEnergies Women’s Champions League to be held in Egypt.
Daphine Nyayenga (GK), Daisy Nakaziro(GK)©, Zahara Nankya Kiiza(GK), Esta Nahimana, Irene Akiror, Adrine Birungi, Nabira Nakitto, Gloria Namugerwa, Madam Christine, Norah Alupo, Lydia Nyandera, Getrude Karungi, Halima Kanyago, Elizabeth Nakigozi, Jowelia Nagadya, Sarah Nakuya, Riticia Nabbosa, Eseza Kobusobozi, Olivia Babirye, Margret Namande, Spencer Nakacwa, Fazila Ikwaput.
Head Coach: Fred Musiime
Associate Coach: Rajab Mugweri Buyinza
Assistant Coach: Gladys Nakitto
Goalkeeping Coach: Byuma Muwada
Technical Advisor: Rogers Nkugwa
Team Doctor: Micheal Ssengendo
Julius Mugisa (Club Chairman)
Godfrey Nsingwire (Manager)
Scovia Angeyango (Club Member)
Moreen Kusemererwa (Club Treasurer)
Paul Kajura (Club Member)
Christopher Byenkya (Club Member)