COSAFA Women Championship
Host: South Africa
Dates: 12th-22nd September 2018 in Port Elizabeth
Uganda National Women football team ‘Crested Cranes’ departed for the COSAFA Women Championship on Monday afternoon.
The contingent of 20 left Entebbe International Airport at 15:00hrs aboard South African Airlines and landed safely at OR Tambo International airport. Accommodated at Hotel near Airport but will connect tomorrow to Port Elizabeth.
Before departure head coach Faridah Bulega assured Ugandans that the team is ready for the tournament and they are going to compete not to participate.
‘We are going to compete but not to participate. My players will gain confidence, experience and exposure.
It is a great opportunity to be invited to this great tournament. We shall not disappoint our fans’ said Crested Cranes Head Coach Bulega.
Bulega also listed exposure and experience as some of the privileges her players will gain during the tournament.
Crested Cranes captain Tracy Jones Akiror promised Ugandans they will deliver and put up a fight.
‘We are well motivated. We are going to fight for good results. We urge all Ugandans to be behind us. Give us the support. We will not disappoint you’ said Crested Cranes captain Akiror
Uganda is in group C with Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Namibia. Crested Cranes will play Swaziland in the opening fixture on 12th September before taking Namibia and Zimbabwe on 15th and 17th respectively.
The fixtures for Uganda;
12th Swaziland vs Uganda
15th September Namibia vs Uganda
17th September Zimbabwe vs Uganda
The full Contingent
Goalkeepers-Aturo Ruth (UCU Lady Cardinals), Nakaziro Daisy (Muteesa I Royal University), Adeke Juliet (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Namuddu Viola (She MAK), Nankya Shadia (Uganda Martyrs Lubaga), Nabisaalu Bridget(Ajax Queens), Namukisa Aisha (Kampala Queens), Aluka Grace (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Nalugya Shamirah (Israh Soccer Academy), Nassuuna Hasifah (UCU Lady Cardinals), Akiror Tracy Jones (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Mutiibwa Shakira (Gafford Ladies), Nakacwa Spencer (Uganda Martyrs), Alupo Norah (Saviours Women FC), Mutuuzo Lillian (Kampala Queens), Nabbumba Phiona (Ajax Queens), Nabbosa Riticia (Lady Doves), Namuleme Zainah (Kampala Queens), Nalukenge Juliet (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Nanziri Resty (Kampala Queens).
Leader of Delegation: Chris Kalibbala
Head coach: Faridah Bulega
Assistant head coach: Edward Kaziba
Team Manager: Paul Ssali Mukisa
Medical Officer: Kabatalindwa Mable
Goalkeepers’ trainer: James Magala
Fitness trainer: Oliver Mbekeka
Team Media Officer: Stephen Mayamba