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CECAFA Women Championships 2018: Crested Cranes start Preparations

May 12-20 2018

Stade De Kigali-Rwanda

The Uganda National women’s football team the Crested Cranes has kicked off preparations for the CECAFA Women Championship due in Rwanda from 12th-20th May, 2018.

20 of the 28 summoned players reported for the Tuesday double training session at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

The first three-hour morning session started from 9am-12pm and the last session from 3-5pm.

After the training, the team’s head coach Faridah Bulega told that eight of her players haven’t reported but she is hopeful they will join any time.

Crested Cranes players during training at Namboole

‘I’m missing eight of my players because of the academic engagements, I received communications from them and I allowed them time to concentrate as I will receive them after their exams’ said Bulega

She added that the team will conduct double nonresidential sessions up to Thursday 3rd May 2018 when she will release the players to their respective clubs.

Training continues on Tuesday 2nd May 2018 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Stretching for fitness at Namboole

Players who attended the Tuesday double sessions

Goalkeepers: Nakazilo Daisy (Muteesa I Royal University), Namakula Gloria (Ajax Queens), Nakiguba Cissy (Kampala Queens), Ruth Aturo, (UCU Lady Cardinals)

Defenders: Namudu Viola (She Mak), Namukisa Aisha (Kampala Queens), Nabisaalu Bridget ((Ajax Queens)

Midfielders: Reticia Nabossa (Gokelum Kelara) ,Phiona Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Tracy Akiror Jones (Kawempe Muslim), Winnie Babirye (Kampala Queens), Mutuzo Lilian (Taggy HS) ,Shakira Mutiibwa(Gafford Ladie), Sheebah Zalwango (Gafford ladies).

Strikers:Hasifah Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Meble Kusasira (Kampala Queens), Fazila Ikwaput (Gokelum Kelara), Favour Nambatya,(Muteesa I Royal University), Resty Nanziri (Taggy HS),Zainah  Namuleme (Kampala Queens).


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