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Coach Ayub Khalifa impressed with progress in preparation for Ethiopia encounter

Uganda U17 Women’s National Team head coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi is delighted with the progress of events as the team prepares to face Ethiopia in the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

Kiyingi who has been in camp with the players for the last ten days is impressed with the significant improvement in different aspects and thus believes the team will be in perfect shape to face Ethiopia.

Coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi giving instructions during training.

“I’m impressed with the progress so far. We have been able to work on several aspects and hoping that we can achieve more in the remaining days before the first game,” he stated.

The gaffer indicates emphasis has been put on movement on the pitch and the fitness of the players.

Coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi.

“We have put emphasis on movement of the players on the pitch both with and without the ball and then trying to work on their fitness.”

The camp was on Monday boosted with the arrival of five players who recently were part of the Uganda U20 Women’s National Team set up and the coach states these will bring a different dimension.

These include; Shakirah Nyinagahirwa, Hadijah Nandago and Phiona Nabulime all from Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC plus Catherine Nagadya and Joweria Nagadya from Uganda Martyrs WFC and Lady Doves FC respectively.

Uganda will host Ethiopia on 4th March 2022 at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende and the return leg will come in two weeks’ time.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers

Akayo Anita – Isra Soccer Academy

Nansamba Bridget – Riness SS WFC

Kaidu Sharon – Uganda Martyrs HS Ladies WFC

Kasubo Halima – Wakiso Hill WFC

Defenders

Nanyanzi Nakato Patricia – Rines SS WFC

Birabwa Justine – Wakiso Hill WFC

Namirimu Faridah – Wakiso Hill WFC

Nakimera Sharifah – Kawempe Muslim LFC

Nabulobi Patience – Uganda Martyrs HSL FC

Nadhengo Rebecca – Uganda Martyrs HSL FC

Natooro Desire Katisi – Kataka She FC

Namakula Hadijah – Kawempe Muslim WFC

Midfielders

Naiga Patricia – Wakiso Hill WFC

Kisakye Dorcus – Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC

Namutebi Krusum – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Nanyombi Elizabeth– Devine Soccer Academy

Nabulime Phiona – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Odaru Immaculate – Mukono HS WFC

Nyinagahirwa Shakira – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Nandago Hadijah – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Nakato Bridget – Lady Doves FC

Forwards

Nassazi Allen – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Najjuma Shamsa – Uganda Martyrs HSL WFC

Nagadya Catherine – Uganda Martyrs HSL WFC

Munyana Brenda – Uganda Martyrs HSL WFC

Nalumu Sumaiyah – Uganda Martyrs HSL WFC

Nagadya Joweria – Lady Doves FC

Nangendo Esther – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Babirye Hairat – Isra Soccer Academy

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