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Uganda Girls U17 off to Mauritius for COSAFA Championship

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 has departed to Mauritius on Wednesday evening for the COSAFA Girls U17 Championship that gets underway this week on Friday 20th September in Port Luis.
A contingent of 20 players and 9 officials left Entebbe International Airport at 4: 00 pm aboard the Fly Emirates.
During the departure, head coach Ayub Khalifa promised to return with a silverware.

‘It will be a tough tournament but we have got enough time to prepare the girls. We are going to compete and come back with a victory. Our struggle is to be number one after all.’ Said head coach Ayub

Uganda is in Group A alongside the hosts Mauritius, Zambia, and Comoros.
The first match will be against Zambia on Friday 20th September at Francois Xavier Stadium in Port Luis before playing Mauritius and Comoros on 22nd and 24th September respectively.

The Uganda U-17 players and officials at Entebbe International Airport departures on Tuesday
The delegation poses for a group photo before departure

The Contingent:
Players:
Goalkeepers: Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs HS), Joan Namusisi (Mukono HS), and Gift Nasasira (Gadafi Integrated)
Defenders: Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim SS), Precious Atwine (Up Hill College), Bira Nadunga (Olila HS), and Cissy Kabarwani (King of Kings).
Midfielders: Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs), Samali Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim SS), Zaitun Namaganda (Taggy HS), Maureen Nangonzi (Mukono HS), Sumayah Komuntale (King of Kings), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim SS).
Forwards: Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim SS), Juliet Nalukenge (Captain – Kawempe MuslimSS), Fauzia Najjemba (Mukono HS), Catherine Nagadya (Katuuso Community SS) and Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim SS).

Officials:
Leader of Delegation – Chris Kalibbala
Head Coach – Ayub Khalifa
Assistant Head Coach – Hadijah Namuyanja
Team Trainer – Olive Mbekeka
Goalkeeping Coach – James Magala
Team Coordinator – Jackson Nyiima
Team Doctor – Stella Nankumba
Equipment Manager – Cissy Nakiguba
Media Officer – Alex Kasirye

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