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.
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
Daphine Nyayenga- Uganda Martyrs High School
Joan Namusisi – Isra Soccer Academy
Zulaika Ngamita – Asubo Gafford Ladies
Gift Nasasira – Maroons WFC
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)
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