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Coach Ayub Khalifa trims U17 Women’s National Team squad

Uganda U17 Women’s National Team head coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi has trimmed the provisional squad to a sizeable number as preparations for the forthcoming FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers intensify.

The team is preparing to face Ethiopia at the first round of the Qualifiers with the first leg slated for 4th March 2022 at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

After five days of residential training at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru, the coach has decided to reduce the number from 50 to 30 and it is from here that the final squad of 20 will be named.

Coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi giving instructions to players in training.

“We have had five days in camp and this period has helped us to select the cream that will be retained here. Given the fact that most of the girls had had a long lay off, we asked FUFA to have a big number and indeed we have benefited from it.” He said.

After the reduction, the number in camp will come to 25 with the other five expected to join on Monday.

The five are players that recently featured for the Uganda U20 Women’s National Team against Ghana and will have FUFA Women Super League engagements over the weekend at their respective clubs.

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.

Retained Provisional Squad


Akayo Anita – Isra Soccer Academy

Nansamba Bridget – Riness SS WFC

Kaidu Sharon – Uganda Martyrs HS Ladies WFC

Kasubo Halima – Wakiso Hill WFC


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


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


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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