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28 turn up for Crested Cranes training in Luzira for CECAFA Women Challenge cup

The Uganda National Senior Women  team (Crested Cranes) is back for duty-  with all eyes on representing the country in the highly anticipated CECAFA  Championship due 14th to 23rd November  in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.

The team started non-residential training at the Luzira Prisons playground and will continue with the same programme on Friday morning at 11 O’clock  in Lugogo- StarTime Stadium.

The Crested Cranes players during  Thursday’s training session in Luzira

A total of 28 players out of 35 summoned turned up for training.

The head coach Faridah Bulega is hopeful the seven players who missed training on day one will show up in the subsquent days.

some of the players who missed training are Fazila Ikwaput, Esther Beatrice Adokole, Vanessa Karungi, Reticia Nabbosa, Daisy Nakaziro and Zaina Nandede.

Fitness trainer Oliver Mbekeka conducts  a session with the players.

Faridag Bulega

‘We are hopeful players will improve and more emphasis is on ball work, combination and fitness levels. Our main aim in this Championship is to shine  because we have a good squad’ noted Bulega

Bulega while addressing players at Luzira Prisons Ground
Assistat coach Ayub Khalifan passing on tactics to the players

The team will have a five-day non-residential training before heading to the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru for residential camp.Training resumes on Friday morning 11 am StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

Girls stretching during training at Luzira

Players who trained:

Goalkeepers:

Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Irene Paska Akiteng (Lady Doves),

Defenders:

Viola Namuddu (Makerere University), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate), Mercy Nabulobi (UCU Lady Cardinals), Marion Amangat (Olila High School), Brendah Nandagire (Uganda Martyrs),  Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC ), Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School), Grace Aluka ( Kawemep Muslim SS Ladies FC), Aisha Namukisa (Kawempe Queens).

Midfielders:

Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Sarah Nakuya (Nkumba University), Norah Alupo (Saviors), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Harriet Nakuba (Kampala Queens), Phiona Nabumba (She Corporate), Amina Nababi (Makerere University), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)

Forwards:

Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Rashidah Nankya (Uganda Martyrs), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Mable Kusasira (Kampala Queens)

Theteam is Captained by Goalie Ruth Aturo the Female MVP

Team Captain Ruth Aturo working out  during training in Luzira.

MAIN PHOTO:  Crested Cranes players warming up in  Luzira on Thursday 

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