Refreshment Support: Crown Beverages Donates 400 Cartons Of Water To U17 Team

By: Kayiira Jackson

Crown beverages Limited, the manufacturers of Pepsi products, via Nivana water donated 400 cartons of water to Uganda U17 women’s football team that is in residential training Camp preparing for FIFA World Cup U-17 qualifier doubleheader fixture against Cameroon.

FUFA CEO Edgar Watson on Tuesday at FUFA House Mengo was the top head to receive the part of the offer from Nivana Water Brand Manager Ernest Ssentongo.

U17 stars Fauzia Najjemba and Juliet Nalukenge not forgetting their head coach Ayubu Khalifa also witnessed the handover ceremony.

The support came as a boost to the team the is aiming to qualify to the maiden FIFA Women’s U-17 Cup finals to be held in India in 2021.

Edgar Watson, FUFA CEO speaking after receiving donation from CBL (photo credit: FUFA media)

Football needs partners to grow. We are very grateful to have Nivana on board and identifying with our Marketing Department and these talented players. Hard training needs refreshments and that is why we are glad to have Nivana Water join us” said Edgar Watson.

Nivana Brand Manager Ernest Ssentongo while handing over the package, he  expressed his gratitude to FUFA for availing opportunities for Nivana and other CBL brands to give back to the community and promised a long strong partnership going forward.

Ssentongo Ernest, Nivana Water Brand Manager (photo credit: FUFA media)

We wish the U17 Women the best of luck in their upcoming games and this donation is a token of our appreciation for the partnership with FUFA and our joint desire to see Ugandan football prosper” He said.

This is the first ever kind of support from Corporate Companies to directly support Women Football National teams.

The U17 national team entered residential training Camp on Monday as they prepare for the first leg of FIFA Women World Cup qualifier doubleheader against Cameroon in early November 2020.

Thirty players were summoned to the camp.

The Full Squad


Daphine Nyayenga- Uganda Martyrs High School

Joan Namusisi – Isra Soccer Academy

Zulaika Ngamita – Asubo Gafford Ladies


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


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)


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


Ayub Khalifa – Head coach

Hadijah Namuyanja – Assistant coach

James Magala – Goalkeeping coach

Oliver Mbekeka – Trainer

Stella Nankumba – Team Doctor

Joan Namusisi – Team coordinator

Cissy Nakiguba – Kits Manager

Steven Mayamba –Media Officer

Chrizestom John Kalibbala – Leader of Delegation

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