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Uganda Girls U17 start training for COSAFA tournament

COSAFA Girls U17 Championship

20th-29th September 2019

Port Luis – Mauritius

Group A Fixtures

20th Sept – Uganda – Zambia

22nd Sept – Uganda – Mauritius

24th Sept – Comoros – Uganda

The Uganda girls U-17 going through drills at the FIFA Technical Centre – Njeru on Sunday

Uganda Girls U17 National team has officially kicked off preparations for COSAFA  U17 Championship with a single training session on Sunday evening at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.
30 players attended the training that was conducted by the head coach Ayub Khalifa and his assistant Hadijah Namuyanja.

Squad photo of the Uganda Girls U17 at the FUFA Technical Centre Njeru

The squad will be reduced to 20 players that will travel to Mauritius on 18th September for the tournament.

We have officially begun training at the FUFA Technical Centre. All the players we summoned have shown up. We shall select 20 best players that will represent the country in Mauritius’ said Head Coach Ayub

Head Coach Ayub Khalifa during training

There will be double training sessions on Monday 9th September at 9: 00 am  and 4:00 pm.
According to the camping program, there will be two build-up matches on Wednesday 11th September  and Sunday 15th September.
The team is expected to have 10 camping days before flying to Mauritius for the Championship.
Uganda is in group A and will play the first game on 20th September with Zambia, Mauritius on 22nd September and Comoros in the last group Match.

Uganda U17 girls observing a moment of prayer before training

Players in Training:

GOALKEEPERS: Nyayenga Daphine (Uganda Martyrs), Namusisi Joan (Mukono High), Nasasira Gift (Gadafi Integrated) and Kamuli Cecila (King of Kings).

DEFENDERS: Akalinda Gilian (Olila High School), Kabarwani Cissy (King of Kings), Nangozi Maureen (Mukono High School), Lwetuso Regina (Taggy High School), Abba Immaculate (Gadafi Integrated), Atwiine Precious (Upper Hill College), and Shamirah Boonabaana.

MIDFIELDERS: Nakacwa Kevin (Uganda Martrys), Nakacwa Samali (Kawempe Muslim SS), Nyinagahirwa Shakira (Kawempe Muslim SS), Kunuhira Margret (Kawempe Muslim SS), Nyakato Ruth (King of Kings), Babirye Sarah (Kayindu SS), Abiyo Racheal (Olila High School), and Komuntale Sumayah (King of Kings) Kyomuhendo Sumayah (Kawempe Muslim).

FORWARDS: Nalukenge Juliet (Kawempe Muslim SS), Najjemba Fauzia (Mukono High), Nakiyingi Sophie (Gadafi Integrated), Nagadya Catherine (Katuuso Community SS), Nandede Zainah (Amus College), Namaganda Zaitun (Taggy High School), Nadunga Bira (Olila High School), Nandago Hadijah (Kawempe Muslim SS), Chandia Lillian (Alele SS) and Adokole Esther (Amus College).

Goalkeeper Joan Namusisi of Mukono High in training on Sunday

MAIN PHOTO: Uganda Girls U17 players in training at FUFA Technical center