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25 summoned ahead of Congo clash

Crested Cranes' Head Coach, Majdah Nantanda will have to revise her notes carefully in order to guide her side past DR Congo in Nakivubo stadium, Jan 14/15

FUFA technical desk has summoned a total of 25 players ahead of the Crested Cranes’ clash against DR Congo National team in the 8th Africa Women championship qualifiers.

Uganda hosts Congo on January 14/15 2012 at Nakivubo stadium. The list released by the Federation Technical Director Asuman Lubowa has the majority of the players drawn from the team that travelled to Cairo recently for the international friendly matches.

Nine of the invitees are Kampala based players that include Harriet Kayonjo, Gladyse Nakitto, Shamim Nantege, Rita Nakirijja, Christine Nambirige, Hadijja Nampijja, Fatuma Matovu, Winnie Nakato and Sylivia Nagawa.  Kampala are the current defending champions of the FUFA Inter-regional women competitions. They lifted the title from Fort portal in August this ending year after beating Eastern in the finals.

Masaka Secondary Schools’ Dorothy Nakato, Naome Nagaddya and Mary Babirye are also on the list. St. Mary’s Kitende SS has only Joyce Mwebaze and Ritah Kivumbi invited for national duty. Agnes Nalunkuuma, a student from St. Marys’ Nabweru and Sylivia Nakazibwe from Edgars Youth program will also be part of the training squad.

The squad that played against Egypt in Cairo, mid December

Fatuma Luwedde, Stella Nassuna, Christine Wanyama, Viola Nambi, Betty Omega and Memorty Nampijja were selected from Buganda region. Others are Aidah Namuyomba, Zaina Namukasa (Eastern) and Sharlote Binsiima picked from the western region. The group starts residential training on January 2 next year at Kavumba recreation centre under the command of head coach Majda Nantanda. The Crested cranes played two international friendly matches against Egypt this month losing 4-1 and 1-0 in their first and second match respectively. Nambirige Chriustine scored Uganda’s only goal in Cairo city.




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