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Uganda Girls U17 National Team lifting the COSAFA trophy

WOMEN U17 NATIONAL TEAM

Developing a stronger Senior Women National Team, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) made a decision in August 2019 to create underage teams that may feed the Crested Cranes.

Uganda Women U17 Team was assembled for the very first time in history in September 2019 under Ayub Khalifa as the Head Coach. Assisted by Hadijah Namuyanja and Olive Mbekeka the Team trainer.

James Magala is the Goalkeeping Coach and Stella Nankumba the Team Doctor.

Uganda U17 Women Team Officials (from Right) Head Coach Ayub Khalifa, Assistant Head Coach Hadijah Namuyanja, Goalkeeping Coach James Magala and Team Trainer Olive Mbekeka.

The U17 Women Team has played 14 international matches won 11, drawn 2 times, and has lost once away in Tanzania during the FIFA U17 Women World Cup Qualifier match. 85 goals have been scored by the youth team so far and conceded only 6 goals.

Juliet Nalukenge is the leading goal scorer on the team with 32 goals followed by Fauzia Njjemba with 22 goals, and Margret Kunihira in third with 13 goals.

The journey for Women U17 Team started when they were invited to take part in the inaugural 2019 COSAFA U17 Girls Championship as a guest team in Mauritius in September 2019.

With most of the players from secondary schools, the team managed to become the champions of COSAFA under the captaincy of Kawempe Muslim SS striker Juliet Nalukenge.

Women U17 Team captain Juliet Nalukenge
  • 2019 COSAFA U17 Girls Championship

During the 2019 COSAFA Girls Championship Uganda was placed in Group A with Zambia, Mauritius, and Comoros.

The Team played 5 games won 4 games and drawn once. Scored 46 goals and conceded only 2 goals.

Group A Matches

Uganda U17 1-1 Zambia U17

  • (Juliet Nalukenge scored for Uganda)
  • Fauzia Najjemba named Player of the Match

Uganda U17 11-0 Mauritius U17

  •  (Juliet Nalukenge netted 6 goals, Fauzia Najjembe 2 goals, Margret Kunihira, Stella Musibika, and goalkeeper Daphine Nyayenga each scored 1 goal)
  • Juliet Nalukenge named Player of the Match

Comoros U17 0-20 Uganda U17

  • (Juliet Nalukenge scored 7 goals, Margret Kunihira 5 goals, Fauzia Najjemba 4 goals, Shakira Nyinagahirwa 3 goals and Gillian Akadinda 1 goal)
  • Juliet Nalukenge named Player of Match
Uganda Women U17 Team in COSAFA

COSAFA Semifinal

Uganda U17 12-0 Botswana U17

  • (Fauzia Najjemba scored 6 goals, Juliet Nalukenge 3 goals, and Margret Kunihira 3 goals)
  • Fauzia Najjemba named Player of the Match

 

COSAFA Final

Uganda U17 2-1 South Africa U17

  • (Fauzia Najjemba and Juliet Nalukenge scored for Uganda)
  • Juliet Nalukenge was named Player of the Match
Uganda Girls U17 National Team players celebrating their goal against Botswana

Uganda U17 COSAFA Stats

  • Champions – Uganda
  • Top Scorer – Juliet Nalukenge 18 goals (Uganda U17)
  • Most Hattricks in Tournament– Uganda (8 hattricks)
  • Most hattricks in a single game – Uganda (4 players against Comoros)
  • Most Player of the Match awards – Uganda (5 Awards in 5 games)
  • Most goals scored by a player in 1 game – Uganda (Juliet Nalukenge 7 goals against Comoros)
  • Quickest Goal in Tournament – Margret Kunihira 1minute 33 seconds (Uganda vs Mauritius)
  • Best Goalkeeper – Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda U17)
  • Best Goal Buildup – Uganda 4th goal against Mauritius (11 passes buildup)
L-R Fauzia Najjemba, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Juliet Nalukenge, and Margret Kunihira with their balls after scoring hattrick in the match against Comoros

Uganda Women U17 Team scorers in COSAFA

  • Nalukenge Juliet 18 goals
  • Fauzia Najjemba 13 goals
  • Margret Kunihira 9 goals
  • Shakira Nyinagahirwa 3 goals
  • Gillian Akadinda 1 goal
  • Stella Musibika 1 goal
  • Daphine Nyayenga 1 goal

Full Squad in COSAFA

Goalkeepers:

  • Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs HS)
  • Joan Namusisi (Mukono HS)
  • 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)
  • 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 Muslim SS)
  • Fauzia Najjemba (Mukono HS)
  • Catherine Nagadya (Katuuso Community SS)
  • 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

2019 CECAFA U17 WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP

After 2 months the Uganda U17 Women team returned to action by hosting the inaugural CECAFA U17 Women Championship in December 2019.

With the same technical Team, Uganda U17 Women Team managed to lift the trophy at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.

The Team played 5 games, won 4 games, and drawn once. Scored 28 goals and conceded 1 goal.

Uganda Women U17 Team lifting CECAFA Trophy in December 2019

Uganda U17 Women Team Matches

Uganda U17 4-0 Burundi U17

  • (Juliet Nalukenge scored 3 goals, Samali Nakacwa 1 goal)

Uganda 11-0 Djibouti U17

  • (Fauzia Najjemba 3 goals, Juliet Nalukenge 2 goals, Stella Musibika 2 goals, Hadijah Nandago 2 goals and Margret Kunihira and Kevin Nakacwa 1 goal each)

Eritrea U 17 0-10 Uganda U17

  • (Juliet Nalukenge 3 goals, Fauzia Najjemba 2 goals, Stella Musibika 1 goal, Sumaya Komuntale 1 goal, Kevin Nakacwa 1 goal, Margret Kunihira 1 goal, Catherine Nagadya 1 goal)

Tanzania U17 1-1 Uganda U17

  • (Fauzia Najjemba scored for Uganda)

Uganda U17 2-0 Kenya U17

  • (Fauzia Najjemba and Juliet Nalukenge scored for Uganda)
Uganda XI that started against Kenya in CECAFA U17 Women Championship

Uganda scorers in CECAFA

  • Juliet Nalukenge 9 goals
  • Fauzia Najjemba 7 goals
  • Stella Musibika 3 goals
  • Margret Kunihira 2 goals
  • Hadijah Nandago 2 goals
  • Kevin Nakacwa 2 goals
  • Samalie Nakacwa 1 goal
  • Catherine Nagadya 1 goal
  • Sumaya Komuntale 1 goal

Fauzia Najjemba was awarded tournament Most Valuable Player while goalkeeper Daphine Nyayenga was the Best Goalkeeper

L-R Daphine Nyayenga (Best Goalkeeper) and Fauzia Najjemba (MVP)

Full Squad in CECAFA

Goalkeepers:

  • Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs HS)
  • Joan Namusisi (Mukono HS)
  • Nasasira Gift (Gadafi Integrated HS)

Outfield Players:

  • Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim)
  • Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS)
  • Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS)
  • Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim)
  • Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim)
  • Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs HS)
  • Moureen Nangozi (Mukono HS)
  • Bira Nadunga (Olila HS)
  • Summaya Komuntale (King of Kings)
  • Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim SS)
  • Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs)
  • Esther Adokole (Amus College)
  • Zaina Nandede (Amus College)
  • Gloria Namugerwa (Uganda Martyrs)
  • Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Moslem)
  • Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Moslem)
  • Fauzia Najjemba (Mukono High School)
Uganda U17 Women Team Full Squad that won CECAFA in a group photo with FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo

Team Officials:

  • Head Coach – Ayub Khalifa
  • Assistant Head Coach – Hadijah Namuyanja
  • Fitness Coach – Olive Mbekeka
  • Goalkeeping Coach – James Magala
  • Team Coordinator – Joan Namusisi
  • Team Media Officer- Aloysius Byamukama
  • Team Doctor – Stella Nankumba
  • Equipment Manager – Cissy Nakiguba

 

Uganda Women U17 Team Official with FUFA President after winning CECAFA in December

2020 FIFA U17 Women World Cup Qualifier

After a successful performance in CECAFA, the Uganda U17 Women Team embarked on chasing the dream to qualify for the 2020 FIFA U17 Women World Cup.

Having the same squad, Uganda U17 Women team has made it to the final qualification round after successfully eliminating Ethiopia and rivals Tanzania only waiting to play against Cameroon in the last encounter.

The team has played 4 qualifier games, won 3 games and lost 1 game. Scored 11 games and conceded 3 goals.

Uganda U17 Women Team FIFAU17WWC Qualifier Games

Preliminary Round

1st Leg – Uganda U17 2-0 Ethiopia U17

  • (Juliet Nalukenge and Catherine Nagadya scored for Uganda)
Juliet Nalukenge and other players celebrating her goal against Ethiopia in 1st Leg

Line Up:

Daphine Nyayenga, Samalie Nakachwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Nadunga, Musibika Stella, Kevin Nakacwa, Kunihira Margret, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Juliet Nalukenge (Capt), Nandago Hadijja, Fauzia Najjemba.

Substitutes: 

Namusisi Joan (GK), Catherine Nagadya, Gillian Akandinda, Namugerwa Gloria, Akiror Patricia, Namaganda Zaituni, Zaina Nandede

Uganda U-17 XI that played Ethiopia in 1st Leg

2nd Leg – Ethiopia U17 1-3 Uganda U17

  • Juliet Nalukenge 2 goals and Margret Kunihira 1 goal)
Goal Celebrations in the 2nd Leg

Line-Up

Daphine Nyayenga (GK), Samalie Nakachwa, Sumayah Komuntale, Bira Nadunga, Stella Musubika, Kevin Nakachwa, Margret Kunihira, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Juliet Nalukenge, Hadija Nandago & Fauzia Najjemba

Substitutes

Joan Namusisi (GK) Gillian Akadinda, Akiror Namugerwa, Gloria Namugerwa, Catherine Nagadya, Zaina Nandede, and Zaitun Namaganda 

2nd Leg line up that started against Ethiopia

Uganda U17 Women team qualified to the 1st round on a 5-1 aggregate.

 

FIFA U17 Women World Cup Qualifier 1st Round

1st Leg – Tanzania U17 2-1 Uganda U17

  • (Fauzia Najjemba scored for Uganda)
Fauzia Najjemba (shirt 13) celebrating her goal against Tanzania in the 1st Leg

Line-up:

Daphine Nyayenga (GK), Samalie Nakachwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Nadunga, Grace Aluka, Catherine Nagadya, Kunihira Margret, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Juliet Nalukenge (Capt), Nandago Hadijja, Fauzia Najjemba.

Substitutes:

Namusisi Joan (GK), Moureen Nangonzi, Gillian Akandinda, Namugerwa Gloria, Akiror Patricia, Namaganda Zaituni, Zaina Nandede

Uganda Women U17 Team that started against Tanzania in the 1st Leg

2nd Leg – Uganda U17 5-0 Tanzania U17

  • (Juliet Nalukenge 2 goals, Margret Kunihira 1 goal, Fauzia Najjemba 1 goal, and Grace Aluka 1 goal)
Uganda U17 Women Team players celebrating their goal against Tanzania in the 2nd Leg

Line-up

Daphine Nyayenga(GK), Samalie Nakachwa (Gillian Akadinda), Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Naddunga, Grace Aluka, Shamira Nalugya, Catherine Nagadya(Zaitun Namaganda), Hadijja Nandago(Gloria Namugerwa), Juliet Nalukenge (Capt), Fauzia Najjemba, Margret Kunihira

Substitutes:
Namusisi Joan (GK), Moureen Nangonzi, Gillian Akandinda, Namugerwa Gloria, Akiror Patricia, Namaganda Zaituni, Zaina Nandede

Uganda U17 Women Team that started against Tanzania in 2nd Leg

Uganda Women U17 Team progressed to the final qualification Round on 6-2 aggregate to set a date with Cameroon.

 

Juliet Nalukenge (Uganda) leads the top scorer’s list with 5 goals together with Aisha Masaka (Tanzania) and Ophelia Amponsah (Ghana)

Juliet Nalukenge celebrating her goal away against Ethiopia in the FIFAU17 Women World Cup Qualifier 2nd Leg match

Uganda Women U17 Team leading scorers in 2020 FIFA U17 Women World Cup Qualifier

  • Juliet Nalukenge 5 goals
  • Fauzia Najjemba 2 goals
  • Margret  Kunihira 2 goals
  • Catherine Nagadya 1 goal
  • Grace Aluka 1 goal

2020 FIFAU17 WWC Qualifier  2nd Round 

1st Leg – Uganda Vs Cameroon (Postponed – CAF to communicate new dates)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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