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Uganda Girls U17 final squad for COSAFA named

COSAFA Women U17 Championship

20th-29th September 2019

Port Luis – Mauritius

Group A Fixtures

20th Sept – Uganda – Zambia

22nd Sept – Uganda – Mauritius

24th Sept – Comoros – Uganda

Uganda Girls U17 National Team technical team has released the final list of 20 players for the forthcoming COSAFA  Championship from 20th to 29th September 2019 in Mauritius.
Head coach Ayub Khalifa announced the final squad on Sunday evening immediately after the second practice match against FUFA Women Elite League select team at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru. The match ended 3-1 in favor of the National team. Skipper Nalukenge Juliet scored a brace and Musibika Stella netted the other goal.

Uganda Girls U17 forward Juliet Nalukenge in action against FWEL select team

The list has 3 goalkeepers, 5 defenders, 6 midfielders and 6 forwards.
Kawempe Muslim SS has the highest number of players with 6, Mukono High School 3 players in the final list while Uganda Martyrs High School Rubaga has 2 players that will travel to Mauritius.

Final squad
Nyayenga Daphine (GK) (Uganda Martyrs HS), Namusisi Joan (GK) (Mukono HS), and Nasasira Gift (GK) (Gadafi Integrated).
Defenders -Akadinda Gilian (Olila HS), Atwine Precious (Upper Hill College), Musibika Stella (Kawempe Muslim SS), Akiror Patricia (Masaka SS) and Kabarwani Cissy (King of Kings).
Midfielders are Namaganda Zaitun (Taggy HS), Komuntale Sumayah (King of Kings), Nadunga Bira (Olila HS), Nakacwa Kevin (Uganda Martyrs HS), Nangonzi Maureen (Mukono HS), and Nakacwa Samali (Kawempe Muslim SS).

Forwards Nalukenge Juliet (Kawempe Muslim SS) Najjemba Fauzia (Mukono HS), Nagadya Catherine (Katuuso Community SS), Kunihira Margret (Kawempe Muslim), Nyinagahirwa Shakira (Kawempe Muslim SS), and Nandago Hadijah (Kawempe Muslim SS)

We have had enough time to test all the players and finally came up with the final list that will represent the country in COSAFA. Teamwork is our strength and the attitude of the players is high. We are ready to compete with the best’ said Head Coach Ayub Khalifa

Kawempe Muslim SS forward Nalukenge Juliet was given the responsibility to lead the team as the captain.

The team will travel to Mauritius on Wednesday 18th September after completing 10 days camped at the FUFA Technical Center.

Uganda Girls U17 forward Margaret Kunihira passing the ball during the practice match against FWEL select team on Sunday

On Friday 20th September 2019, Uganda will play the first group A match against Zambia at St. Francois Xavier Stadium in Port Luis then face the hosts on Sunday 22nd September before finalizing the group matches with Comoros on Tuesday 24th September at the MFA Technical Facility.
The top two teams in group A and B will qualify for the semifinals.

MAIN PHOTO: Uganda Girls U17 IX that started in the practice match against FWEL Select