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CECAFA Women Challenge Cup 2019: Bulega names 35 players to start training with Crested Cranes

CECAFA Women Challenge Cup 2019:

  • 14th – 23rd November 2019 in Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Uganda Crested Cranes head coach Faridah Bulega has named a provisional  squad of 35 players to start preparations for the 2019 CECAFA Women Challenge Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Bulega who was joined by the second assistant coach Ayub Khalifa confirmed the provisional squad to the media during a press conference held at FUFA House in Mengo on Wednesday morning.

‘I thank the Executive of FUFA for entrusting me with the team and beefing up the technical side with Ayub Khalifan. Together with him, we are going to achieve as we seek to win the championship’ Bulega noted.

L-R: Ayub Khalifa, Faridah Bulega and FUFA Communications Director, Ahmed Hussein

In total, there are 35 players summoned and non residential training will commence on Thursday, 31st October 2019 at Luzira for five days before the team enters residential camp at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

By 12th November 2019, the final team will be named to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Ruth Aturo will be captain and the assistant captain will be confirmed in due course.

Crested Cranes Squad:


Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Irene Paska Akiteng (Lady Doves), Vannesa Karungi (She Corporate)


Viola Namuddu (Makerere University), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate), Mercy Nabulobi (UCU Lady Cardinals), Margret Birabirwa (Muteesa I Royal University), 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).


Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Sarah Nakuya (Nkumba University), Norah Alupo (Saviors), Zaina Nandede (Asubo Gafford Ladies), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves), Esther Beatrice Adokole (Asubo Gafford Ladies), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Harriet Nakuba (Kampala Queens), Phiona Nabumba (She Corporate), Amina Nababi (Makerere University), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)


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), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves), Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Mable Kusasira (Kampala Queens)

MAIN PHOTO:  Aub Khalifa and Faridah Bulega during the press conference in Mengo.