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CECAFA Women Championship 2018: Fantastic mood in camp for Crested Cranes

CECAFA Women Championship 2018

Stade De Kigali, Rwanda

12th -20th May 2018

Life has dreams. Humanity calls for hard work that leads to success. For Crested Cranes, winning the regional crown will be the main motivation when they plot for the rest of the teams in the Championship that gets underway this weekend in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

Farida Bulega’s charges reported in camp on Monday morning at African Bible University in Lubowa for further fine tuning in a more concentrated and relaxed environment.

Team skipper Hasifah Nassuuna with the ball being checked by Nabumba Phionah

‘We reported to camp today to prepare for the Regional tournament. The calm environment will help the players focus only on football and rectify on areas still with concerns’ said Bulega.

India based Fazilah Ikwaput was on fire during training.

The Crested Cranes will resume training tomorrow morning at 9 O’clock then play a build-up match in the evening all in Lubowa.

Smiles in camp during the break for Crested Cranes players on Monday at Lubowa
Time for drills
Bridget Nabisalu (l) and Ikwaput tussling for the ball during training.
Hasifah Nassuuna with her trademark smile during training. She will lead the Crested Cranes in Rwanda. She top scored with 6 goals in the last CECAFA Women Championship.
The Ladies are enjoying every moment in training. L-R Nassuuna, Ritah Nabossa and Winnie Babirye

Players in camp

Goalkeepers: Nakaziro Daisy (Muteesa I Royal University, Nakiguba Cissy (Kampala Queens), Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals)

Outfield players: Namuddu Viola (She Mak),Nabisaalu Bridget ((Ajax Queens), Rita Nabossa (Gokelum Kelara-India), Phiona Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Tracy Akiror Jones (Kawempe Muslim), Winnie Babirye (Kampala Queens), Mutuzo Lilian (Taggy High School) ,Shakira Mutiibwa (Gafford Ladies), Sheebah Zalwango (Gafford Ladies), Hasifah Nassuuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Fazilah Ikwaput (Gokelum Kelara-India), Favour Nambatya,(Muteesa I Royal University), Namwase Monica(Gafford Ladies),  Nakitto Gladys (Kampala Queens), Spencer Nakachwa(Uganda Martyrs High School Lubaga), Shadia Nakya (Uganda Martyrs High School Lubaga), Jean Sseninde (Crystal Palace Ladies),  Mwajuma Namukwase ( Isra Academy) and Laki Otandeka (Match Fit Chelsea -USA), Naluyimba Esther (Uganda Martyrs High School Lubaga), Margaret Birabwa (Mutesa I Royal Univeristy), Joyce Nakakooza (Kampala Queens)

Head Coach- Faridah Bulega

Asst Coach-Edward Kaziba

Goalkeeping Coach- James Magala

Fitness trainer- Oliver Mbekeka

Media Officer-Hamza Nsereko Afriqana

Team Doctor -Mable Katabalindwa

Kits manager –Daisy Nalwadda


MAIN PHOTO: Stylish midfielder Tracy Jones Akiror with the ball during training. Akiror is in great form ahead of the CECAFA Championship.