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COSAFA Girls U17: Uganda’s starting IX against Zambia

COSAFA Girls U17 Championship

Friday 20th September 2019

Uganda Vs Zambia

St. Francois Xavier Stadium

Port Luis – Mauritius

Uganda Girls U17 National Team head coach Ayub Khalifa has released the starting list for the COSAFA Girls U17 group A opening match against Zambia at St. Francois Xavier Stadium in Port Luis Mauritius this afternoon.

Uganda Martyrs High School Goalkeeper Daphine Nyayenga secured the number 1 place for the team, Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim SS) and Bira Nadunga are the defenders Ayub opted for in the backline.

In the midfield, 14 years old Shakira Nyinagahirwa from Kawempe Muslim SS takes over the creative position alongside Margret Kunihira. Uganda Martyrs Kevin Nakacwa also joins the duo in the center of the park.

Skipper Juliet Nalukenge is upfront together with Mukono High School forward and assistant Captain Fauzia Najjemba.

Taggy High School Zaitun Namaganga is also among the starters in the creative positions.

“We are ready for this game. There is nothing that can stop us from winning this game. We want to have a good start. Said Ayub during the pre-match press conference.

The match kicks off at 12:30 noon Mauritius time.

Uganda Girls Starting IX:
Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs HS), Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim SS), Bira Nadunga (Olila HS), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim SS), Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim SS), Juliet Nalukenge (Captain – Kawempe MuslimSS), Fauzia Najjemba (Mukono HS), Zaitun Namaganda (Taggy High School)

Subs:

Namusisi Joan (GK) (Mukono HS), Nasasira Gift (GK) (Gadafi Integrated), Atwine Precious (Upper Hill College), Kabarwani Cissy (King of Kings), Nandago Hadijah (Kawempe Muslim SS)  Komuntale Sumayah (King of Kings), Nagadya Catherine (Katuuso Community SS)

MAIN PHOTO: Uganda Girls U17 National Team in a group photo during the previous practice match

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