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COSAFA Women’s Championship: Starting line up named, as Crested Cranes captain says; ‘We are ready for South Africa’

COSAFA Women’s Championship
Thursday 20th September
South Africa Vs Uganda
4:30pm EAT

Starting Line up for Crested Cranes against South Africa 

Aturo Ruth  (GK), Namuddu Viola, Grace Aluka, Nankya Shadia, Namukisa Aisha, Phiona Nabbumba, Mutuuzo Lilian, Akiror Tracy Jones (Capt), Nanziri Resty, Nalugya Shamira and Namuleme Zaina

Crested Cranes captain Akiror Tracy Jonses has affirmed that they are more than ready to face South Africa Women National team ‘Banyana Banyana’ in the semifinals of COSAFA Women’s Championship on Thursday evening.

Crested Cranes team that started against Zimbabwe. Head coach Faridah Bulega has gone for the tactical philophy of ‘Never Change a winnng team’. She has named the same team for today’s semifinal match against South Africa.

Akiroro made the encouraging remarks after her team’s final training on Wednesday evening in Port Elizabeth.

‘We are ready to put up a strong fight against South Africa.  My teammates are well motivated. Despite the wet conditions down here, we shall battle to get a good result as we did against Zimbabwe’ said Akiror who is a four time FUFA Women Elite League champion with Kawempe Mulsim Ladies FC.

Crested Cranes midfielder Lillian Mutuuzo returned to training and is in good shape to play part in the clash as she has been named in the starting line up by head coach Faridah Bulega.
Mutuuzo was stretched off the pitch in the game against Zimbabwe immediately after her tremendous run and assist to Juliet Nalukenge who scored the first goal for Uganda on Monday.

Assistant captain goalkeeper Ruth Aturo also fully recovered from a flu  and will keep the posts again.
‘We are very connfident and ready for the game. Our team is good. We shall play to the best of our ability’ said Aturo

Crested Cranes goalkeeper Aturo Ruth posing with her award during the closing ceremony of CECAFA Women Challenge Cup in Rwanda. She has been at her best against during the tournament

Uganda defeated last year’s runners-up Zimbabwe 2-1 in the last group C match to qualify for the semis.

MAIN PHOTO: Crested Cranes captain Tracy Akror (L) having control of the ball in the match against Zimbabwe in the COSAFA Women’s Championship.

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