CECAFA Women U20: Uganda Target Perfect Start

Saturday, October 30
*Tanzania Vs Eritrea – 10:30am
*Djibouti Vs Ethiopia – 1:30pm
*Uganda Vs Burundi – 4pm

Uganda U20 Women’s team will be eyeing a perfect Start when they face Burundi as the CECAFA U20 Women’s Championship gets underway at the FUFA Technical centre in Njeru on Saturday.

The tournament that is set to kick start from October 30th to 10th November will have six teams taking part including Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burundi, Eriteria, Djibouti and the hosts Uganda.

The opening fixture will see Tanzania up against Eritrea at 10:30 am. Later on Djibouti will take on Ethiopia at 1:30pm with the hosts Uganda coming later on against Burundi at 4pm in the evening.

Ahead of the first game, head coach Ayub Khalifa is hoping for the best as this tournament will be used to prepare for the South Africa test in the U20 Women’s FIFA World Cup Qualifier.

“Its not easy to be host as it comes with a lot of expectations but I want to assure our viewers that we are doing our best so that we can win this championship.The tournament is a good preparation for us as we head for the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers so we shall use this as we prepare for South Africa, Ayub Said after Friday’s last training.

On Friday evening, Ayub confirmed the final squad that will represent the country at this year’s CECAFA Women’s U20 Championship.

However, sharpshooter Juliet Nalukenge, who has been a key player for both the Crested Cranes and U20 National teams in their past games this month is not part of the team. It is said that the striker returned to Cyprus for club engagements.

And now, U20 Women’s National team skipper Fauzia Najjemba and Margaret Kunihira will be expected to lead the striking line in search for goals as the team eyes a perfect Start.

After the Burundi contest, Uganda’s next game will be against Djibouti on Monday before facing Eritrea, Ethiopia and Tanzania in the subsequent fixtures.

Confimed Final Squad

Daphine Nyayenga (Lady Doves FC), Joan Namusisi (Kampala Queens FC),, Saida Namwanje (Luweero Giant Queens FC)

Sumayah Komuntale (Tooro Queens FC), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Biira Nadunga (Olila High School FC), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim FC), Harima Kanyago (Lady Doves FC), Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC)

Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Shakirah Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Zaina Nandede (Kataka SHE FC), Phiona Nabulime (Devine Soccer Academy), Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs High School), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs High School FC), Olivia Babirye (Lady Doves FC),), Zaituni Namaganda (Taggy High School FC)

Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Eva Naggayi (Rines SS WFC), Ronah Regina Nantege (She Corporate FC), Margaret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC)



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