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Uganda vs Ethiopia: Four changes made as Akiror is back to Captain Crested Cranes

CAF Africa Women’s Tournament Tokyo 2020 Olympics  Games
Preliminary Round, ReturnLeg

Saturday 6th April 2019

StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo at 4pm

Fees: 5,000/=(Ordinary), 10,000/= (VIP) and 20,000/=(VVIP)

Uganda vs Ethiopia  (Ethiopia leads 2-3 agg)

Crested Cranes head coach Faridah Bulega has released her team’s starting XI, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifier return leg against Ethiopia due this evening at Star Times Lugogo, Kampala.

Bulega made four changes from her team that lost 3-2 in the first leg away in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, handing starts to striker Hasifa Nasuna, wingers Resty Nanziri, Fausiah Najjemba and Captain Tracy Jones Akiror.

US based striker Sandra Nabweteme, Lillian Mutuuzo, Phiona Nabbumba and Shamilah Nalujja who started the Addis game, will start on the bench as Burega’s side goes for a do or die game.

Bulega maintained the central defensive pair of  Aisha Namukisa and Shadia Nankya with their full backs Viola Namuddu (right) and  Grace Aluka (left) while Yudaya Nakayenze will play with Akiror in the central midfield.

The Crested Cranes need only a 1-0 or 2-1 win to advance but a draw of any score will see them eliminated.

The winner from the two legs will advance to meet mighty Cameroon to determine who goes through to the games next year.

Crested Cranes Starting Line-up

Ruth Aturo, Viola Namuddu, Grace Aluka, Aisha Namukisa, Shadia Nankya, Yudaya Nakayenze, , Resty Nanziri, Tracy Jones Akiror, Fazila Ikwaput, Hasifa Nasuna and Fausiah Najjemba.

Substitutes

Daisy Nakaziro, Marion Amangat, Phionah Nabbumba, Shamilah Nalujja, Lilian Mutuuzo, Ritah Nabbosa, Zainah Namuleme, Juliet Nalukenge and Sandra Nabweteme.

MAIN PHOTO: Crested Cranes captain Tracy Jones Akiror (Green) battles Hasifa Nasuna in a training session at Jinja-Kirinya grounds. Both players have been named  in the starting line up to face Ethiopia at Lugogo. 

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