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FIFA U-17 WWCQ: Uganda Start Training Ahead Of Cameroon Tie

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By: Kayiira Jackson

Uganda U-17 national women football team, officially started training today Friday, 09th October 2020 at Lugogo ahead of Cameroon double header fixture.

The 2019 CECAFA U-17 women championship winners entered residential camp on Monday and today, they have kick started on pitch training and assistant coach Hadijah Namuyanja revealed the drills done on day one.

The girls have been working from home because we have been giving them notes via social media” Ayub Khalifa’s assistant said before adding.

Today we worked on body conditioning, their agility to play and they are not badly off. And no doubt our girls are very talented and skilled but it’s our role as coaches to remind them and put them in position to play.”

The head coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi didn’t attend the team’s training session for the first time since he was handed the role. This is because on Thursday 08th October 2020, he tested positive to COVID-19 and was asked to go into self isolation and the doctors monitor him.

In November this year, Uganda will have double header fixture against the west African giants Cameroon in FIFA Women World Cup U17 qualifiers.

The aggregate winner will join the other two qualified countries to represent Africa in the final tournament to be hosted by India in 2021.

To reach this level Uganda eliminated Ethiopia on aggregate 5-1 and Tanzania 6-2 after the double fixture.

Thirty players were summoned.

Goalkeepers

Daphine Nyayenga- Uganda Martyrs High School

Joan Namusisi – Isra Soccer Academy

Zulaika Ngamita – Asubo Gafford Ladies

Defenders

Grace Aluka – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Samalie Nakacwa – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Sumaya Komuntale – Tooro Queens

Bira Naddunga – Olila High School

Gillian Akadinda – Olila High School

Gloria Namugerwa – Uganda Martyrs High School

Stella Musubuka – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Patricia Akiror – Ajax Queens FC

Midfielders

Winnifred Kwatulira – Jinja United FC

Devine Mirembe – Asubo Gafford Ladies FC

Shamira Nalugya – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Shakira Nyinagahirwa – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Kevin Nakacwa – Uganda Martyrs High School

Moreen Nangonzi – Ajax Queens FC

Ruth Nyakato – Tooro Queens FC

Sumaya Kyomuhendo – Isra Soccer Academy

Sumaya Tibazalika – Sumaya (Wakiso)

Forwards

Juliet Nalukenge – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Zaina Nandede – She Kataka FC

Fauzia Najjemba – Kampala Queens

Hadijjah Nandago – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Margaret Kunihira – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Catherine Nagadya – Uganda Martyrs High School

Zaitun Namaganda – Taggy High School

Eva Nagayi – Rines WFC

Kamuyati Naigaga – Taggy High School

Brenda Munyana – Uganda Martyrs High School

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