George Lutalo has been named as the new coach for national women team, the Crested Cranes.
Lutalo replaced Faridah Bulega who has enrolled for CAF B coaching course in Nairobi.
He was recently relieved of his duties at Uganda Premier League side URA FC where he served as an assistant coach for Sam Ssimbwa since 2018.
Lutalo, former Police FC player, has also coached Soana FC (Tooro United) and JMC.
SC Villa coach Edward Kaziba has been retained as the assistant coach while James Magala remains as the goalkeeping coach.
Former Uganda Cranes goalkeeper, Paul Ssali will serve as the Team Manager whereas Mable Kabatalindwa and Prossy Nalwadda are the Team Doctor and Equipment Manager respectively.
The Technical Team has summoned the 2021 COSAFA Women’s Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa slated for 28th September – 9th October 2021.
Uganda is taking part in the tournament to prepare for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Qualifiers against Ethiopia.
The provisional squad of 32 players has been summoned and will enter camp on September 2021.
Crested Cranes Provisional Squad
Goalkeepers – Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves FC), Elsie Najjemba (Rines WFC), Gloria Namakula (Tooro Queens FC)
Defenders – Viola Namuddu (Makerere University WFC), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School WFC), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate FC), Phoebe Banura (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Yudayah Nakayenze (Lindey Wilson College, USA), Justin Kizza Najjuko (She Maroons FC), Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC)
Midfielders – Joan Naggayi (She Maroons FC), Rhoda Nanziri (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves FC), Kautharah Naluyima (She Maroons FC), Sheebah Zalwango (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC), Phiona Nabbumba (She Corporate FC), Grace Nassongo (Amuria High School FC), Spencer Nakacwa (Lady Doves FC), Norah Alupo (Lady Doves FC), Amina Nababi (Makerere University WFC), Resty Kobusobozi (Tooro Queens FC), Anita Namata (Uganda Martyrs High School FC)
Forwards – Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves FC), Sharon Naddunga (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens FC), Sandra Nabweteme (Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar, Iceland), Laki Otandeka (New Jersey Copa FC, USA), Shiraz Natasha (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera FC, Israel).