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She Kobs lands Egypt invitation

The National She Kobs team has landed an invitation for a friendly match against Egypt in Cairo on

Nampijja Memory (Left) in action during the Inter regional women competitions at Kisubi in 2010. Nampijja is one of the players due to be summoned for training.

December 14.

FUFA Technical Director Asuman Lubowa standing in for the CEO Edgar Watson currently in Morocco confirmed receiving the invitation from Cairo. “They proposed to us two dates and we opted for December 14” Lubowa said.

Uganda confirmed participation in the 8th CAF Africa Women Championship and was drawn against DR Congo in the preliminary round. Their first leg match is scheduled for the weekend of January 13-15 2012 in Kampala.

Commenting about the friendly match against Egypt, National team coach Majidah Nantanda said it was vital in the team’s preparations for the DR Congo game. “It’s a big opportunity which we have to utilize” said the former She Kobs star player.  Nantanda however added that they were yet to receive the final communication from Cairo in response to what Lubowa sent.

She said her technical desk had listed 40 players who were due to receive invitations for training starting December 1. The venue for the training would be known at a later date. The list has Sharlote Binsiima , Doreen Katusiime (Western), Zahara Uthman (West Nile), Fatuma Matovu, Shamim Nantege, Gladyse Nakitto, Ritah Nakirijja, Sylvia Nagawa, Hadijja Nampijja, Habiba Namarwa, Annet Nanyonga and Christine Nambirige  all from Kampala District.

Kivumbi Ritah (St Marys Kitende) is a naturally well talented striker. She scored against Rwanda in Kampala in 2009 for the U20 team. Her inclusion on the team may yield results for She Kobs.

Others include Agnes Namakula, Viola Nambi, Rita Kivumbi, Joyce Mwebaza (St. Marys Kitende), Christine Wanyama, Stella Nassuna, Fatuma Luwedde, Shakira  Nalwoga, Cissy Adong, Memory Nampijja, Resty Kayongo, Doreen Apolot and Betty Nansubuga from Buganda region.

Four other players have been sported from Masaka SS.They include Dorothy Nakato, Mary Babirye, Fatuma Nandawula and Naome Nagaddya. Zainah Namukasa, Aidah Namuyomba, Halimah Natoli and Susan Mukyala were drawn from the eastern region.

The group also has Brenda Namara (Makerere University), Nacy Akello, Sharon Mirembe (Edgars Youth Academy), Betty Namataka (Mbale Comprehensive SS), Sandra Nabweteme, Shadia Nandawula and Phiona Katiti (Kawempe Muslim SS).


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