Juliet Nalukenge Returns For National Duty

Forward Juliet Nalukenge is flying back to Uganda for international engagements, The-SportsNation can reliably confirm.

Nalukenge recently left Uganda and was unveiled by Cypriot giants Apollon Ladies at the start of this month.

Reliable sources have it that the player will be arriving in Uganda on Tuesday.

She will then be taken direct to camp in Njeru where Uganda U20 Women’s National Team is preparing to face Kenya in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers while Crested Cranes are preparing for COSAFA Women’s Championship.

She has so far scored three goals, all in the friendlies, as Apollon Ladies prepare for the new season.

Juliet Nalukenge (middle) and Sandra Nabweteme during a Crested Cranes game. FUFA photo

It is yet to be revealed which of the National teams the 18-year old will be joining.

Nalukenge who won her first cap for the Crested Cranes on 8 April 2018, in a 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualification first round fixture against Kenya, was named Uganda’s best female player the following year at the FUFA Awards.

In 2019, she captained the Uganda U17 National Team to as the side won COSAFA and CECAFA Championships.

The former Kawempe Muslim star player, finished ninth in NXN Award for best footballer in the World this year, organised by Goal (website).

Joan Nabirye (Vihiga Queens, Kenya) joined the Crested Cranes last week.

Yudayah Nakayenze (Lindey Wilson College, USA), Sandra Nabweteme (Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar, Iceland), Laki Otandeka (New Jersey Copa FC, USA) and Shiraz Natasha (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera FC, Israel) are the other foreign-based foreign players in the Crested Cranes team.



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