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WOMEN FOOTBALL : ARS U-17 Girls’ Select team promising – Hadijah Namuyanja

WOMEN FOOTBALL : ARS Girl’s Select team promising – Namuyanja

FUFA Women football coordinator, who also doubles as the Airtel Rising Stars female U-17 head coach, Hadijah Namuyanja is confident of the crop of players selected.

“We have high expectations of the cream of players picked who will form team Uganda”, Namuyanja told


Action from the girls finals between West and Kampala at the Buhinga grounds on Monday. Kampala won 1- 0 .

This years’ national finals climaxed on Monday in Fort Portal with Kampala region girls team becoming champions after a slim 1- 0 victory over the Western region.

A select national team of 31 girls from all the 8 FUFA regions were shortlisted and will later in August enter camp to prepare for the Airtel African Football Championship in Gabon where Ugandan girls will compete with 15 other African countries on 25th August to 2 September 2014.


Ugandan girls emerged 4th out of 12 countries at the 2013 African championship but this time round look forward to execute more prowess through the tournament MVP- Nakirijja Annet (Western), top scorer -Alupo Norah(Western), best goal keeper Namakula Gloria(Kampala) and a couple of other outstanding players.

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FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson with Airtel Uganda Finance Director – Dapo Olasope hands over the runners up trophy to  Western region.

The entire Airtel Rising Stars project was fully sponsored by Airtel Uganda, who are the main sponsors of the senior national side, The Cranes.

List of Players:
1. Shakirah Mutibwa-Western
2.Nakirijja Annet -Western
3.Alupo Norah-western
4.Nabirye Joan-western
5.Namukasa Janat-western
6.Kalungi Gertrude- Kitara
7.Nassaka Winnie-Kitara
8.Nyangoma Irene-Kitara
9.Atoo Jackline-Northern
10.Alum Irene-Northern
11.Akulu Jenipher-Northern
12.Nasongo Grace-Eastern
13.Nadunga Sharon-Eastern
14.Kwagala Joan-Eastern
15.Nalwadda sarah-Buganda
16.Nakuya Sarah-Buganda
17.Babirye Sauya Sanya Sana-Buganda
18.Namazzi Agnes-Buganda
19.Akiteng Irene-Buganda
20.Amangat Marion-North East
21.Akuku Peniah Ruth-North East
22.Matama Damali-Kampala
23.Namukasa Zainah-Kampala
24.Namakula Gloria-Kampala
25.Nakakooza Joyce-Kampala
26.Ndagire Josephine-Kampala
27.Namata Anita-Kampala
28.Nakacwa Spencer-Kampala
29.Esther Naluyimba-Kampala
30.Ayikoru Gloria-West Nile
31.Salwa Kalsum-West Nile

MAIN PHOTO: Girls Overall winners (Kampala) pose for a photo.

Photo Credits: FUFA Communications Department.

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