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Nabbumba joins camp, expresses readiness ahead of Algeria encounter

Crested Cranes camp has been boosted with the arrival of Denmark based midfielder Phiona Nabbumba.

The central midfielder joined camp at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Tuesday evening and straight got to work.

Phiona Nabbumba in action at FUFA Technical Centre,Njeru.

Nabbumba was involved in the practice game against Kampala Select team on Wednesday morning, a game which Crested Cranes won 5-3.

She expressed readiness to help the team, overcome Algeria at the first hurdle of the 2024 TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

“I am happy to join the team and I have found the camp in the right shape, everyone is geared towards the forthcoming game against Algeria,” she started.

“Our target is to return to WAFCON but we can only achieve this by overcoming our opponents in the Qualifiers. Therefore, we must work hard as a team to achieve this target.”

Uganda will host Algeria on Wednesday, 20th September 2023 at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru in the first leg while the return leg will come a week later in Oran.

The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Algeria will face either Burundi or Ethiopia at the final qualification phase.

Provisional Squad

Ruth Aturo (Vihiga Queens FC, Kenya), Vanessa Edith Karungi (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Daisy Nakaziro(Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Sharon Kaidu (Uganda Martyrs Ladies FC, Uganda)

Jolly Kobusinge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Asia Nakibuuka (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Sumaya Komuntale (Kampala Queens FC,Uganda), Samalie Nakacwa (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Shakira Nankwanga (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Bridget Nabisaalu (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Dorcus Lwalisa ( Olila High School WFC, Uganda), Patricia Akiror (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Desire Katisi Natooro (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC, Uganda), Aisha Nantongo (Aalborg BK, Denmark)

Joan Nabirye (FK Minsk, Belarus), Phiona Nabbumba (B93 FC, Denmark), Phionah Nabulime (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Josephine Ndagire (Makerere University WFC, Uganda), Ritica Nabbosa (Simba Queens FC, Tanzania), Shakirah Nyinagahirwa (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Shamirah Nalugya (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Hasifah Nassuna (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Hadijah Nandago (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Rhoda Nanziri (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Tracy Jones Akiror (AFC Ann Arbor, USA)

Fazila Ikwaput (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Sandra Nabweteme (Kdz. Ereğli Belediye Spor, Turkey), Fauzia Najjemba (ZFK Dynamo Moscow, Russia), Joanita Ainembabazi (Simba Queens FC, Tanzania), Catherine Nagadya (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Elizabeth Nakigozi (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Anita Namata (Vihiga Queens FC, Kenya), Amina Nababi (Rines SS WFC, Uganda), Margaret Kunihira (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Viola Nambi (Pomigliano FC, Italy)

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