Women Football: U17 Camp Faces Huge Blow as Head Coach Ayub Khalifah Tests Positive for COVID-19

The U17 women’s National football team has this evening been showered with sorrow as the architecture of all success achieved and head coach Ayub Khalifah Kiyingi tested positive to COVID – 19 .

I have on Thursday 8th October 2020 tested positive for Covid -19.

I am now in self-isolation from the camp for a period as guided by the health officials for better medication and recovery.

While I am away, I will help conduct some sessions with my technical team for the players online as we continue with preparations for the FIFA U17 World cup Qualifier with Cameroon.”

Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi_
Head coach U17 National Women team. The statement from coach reads.

It should be remembered that a team of 30 players were summoned and entered residential camp on Monday this week and they have been residing at Kabojja Islamic University In Uganda.

The side is preparing to face off with Africa’s finest Cameroon in the last huddle of the U17 FIFA women’s world cup finals to be held in India next year.

Uganda eliminated Ethiopia 5-1 and Tanzania 6-2 on aggregate score to qualify to the last huddle.

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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