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FIFA U17 WWQ: Six New Faces As Ayub Summons National Team

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U17 Uganda National team

By: Kayiira Jackson

The head coach of Uganda U17 women football national team, Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi summoned a provisional squad of 35 players ahead of FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup last stage qualifiers.

The squad that was summoned yesterday by the head coach, Ayub, saw at least six news face that have never been at the team before.

Among the new faces is 15-year old right back, Devine Mirembe from Asubo-Gafford Ladies, custodian, Gift Nasasira from Elite league side, She Maroons, Auchi Kigongo of St Noa Girls School Zzana, Winnie Kwatira – Jinja United FC, Ritah Mushimire(Kawempe Muslim SS) and Kamuyati Naigaga from Tagy High School.

Mirembe Devine (Asubo-Gafford Ladies)

However, the summoned squad will not go direct to camp until the government of Uganda gives a greenlight to sports activities which went on standstill in mid March of 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

According to head of Communications at FUFA, the summoned players shall be monitored from their homes until the government gives a go ahead. He also asserted that these players each will receive $100 (360000) shillings that will help them while training from home.

FUFA will release funds to 35 players in the U17 Girls’ national team and each player will receive $100 to aid them in personal training as they prepare for the final stage of the FIFA U17 World cup qualifiers with Cameroon. The coaches have been in constant engagement with the players, sharing training manuals as we wait for Government to lift the lockdown on sports activities‘’ noted Hussein

We believe this financial facilitation will help the players to continue with personal training as we work around plans to get the team to camp in preparation for the matches against Cameroon. FUFA is ready to support the team so that we realize our target of qualifying to the 2021 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in India” added Hussein

In the last huddle, Uganda is to face Cameroon and the first leg is to be host by the Pearl of Africa between 30th October and 2nd November 2020 before the return leg in a fortnight.

The Full Squad

Goalkeepers

Daphine Nyayenga- Uganda Martyrs High School

Joan Namusisi – Isra Soccer Academy

Zulaika Ngamita – Asubo Gafford Ladies

Gift Nasasira – Maroons WFC

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 – Kawemoe Muslim Ladies

Patricia Akiror – Ajax Queens FC

Winnie Kwatira – 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

Auchoi Kigongo – St. Noa

Ruth Nyakato – Tooro Queens FC

Phiona Matama- Watoto Girls

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

Ritah Mushimire – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Kamuyati Naigaga – Taggy High School

Esther Adokole – She Kataka FC

Brenda Munyana – Uganda Martyrs High School

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