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Lutalo names final squad for COSAFA, team flies out to South Africa this morning

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George Lutalo, the Uganda Women’s Senior National Team (Crested Cranes) head coach has confirmed the final squad to represent the country in this year’s COSAFA Women’s Championship in South Africa.

The 20 players and technical team departed Entebbe International Airport in the wee hours of Monday morning (3:30am) to South Africa.

“We have had about two weeks of preparations and the final 20 players named are those that excelled in training. I have the belief that the team named will do well in South Africa,” Lutalo.

Uganda, who was pitted in Group C alongside Zambia, Eswatini and Namibia will have their first game on 30th September against Eswatin.

Only group leaders in each of the three groups will make it to the Semi-finals with the best second placed team taking the fourth slot.

The Crested Cranes will be featuring at the annual Tournament as a guest team for the second time, having had their first appearance in 2018 and Uganda finished third.

Crested Cranes Squad

Goalkeepers

Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves FC)

Defenders

Viola Namuddu (Makerere University WFC), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School WFC), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate FC), Phoebe Banura (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC)

Midfielders

Joan Nabirye(Vihiga Queens FC), Reticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves FC), Sheebah Zalwango (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC), Phiona Nabbumba (She Corporate FC), Spencer Nakacwa (Lady Doves FC), Amina Nababi (Makerere University WFC),

Forwards

Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Sharon Naddunga (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens FC), Sandra Nabweteme (Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar, Iceland), Laki Otandeka Kanyesigye (New Jersey Copa FC, USA), Norah Alupo (Lady Doves FC)

Officials

Leader of Delegation – Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi

Head Coach – George Lutalo

Assistant Coach – Edward Kaziba

Goalkeeping Coach – James Magala

Team Coordinator -Paul Ssali Mukisa

Team Doctor – Meble Katabalindwa

Kits Manager – Prossy Nalwadda

Media Officer – Faridah Tomusange Nassejje.

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