The Uganda women’s U20 head coach Ayub Khalifa has named a final squad of 20 players who will travel to face Ghana in the return leg of the U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.
Striker Juliet Nalukenge makes the squad after missing out in the first leg due to late arrival in camp. Uganda lost the first leg 2-1 at the St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende.
The winner from both ties will face off with the winner between Tanzania and Ethiopia in the final qualifying round.
The team will depart for Ghana on Thursday morning at 2am and the game will be played on Saturday, 5th February in Cape Coast.
The final travelling squad
Goalkeepers – Daphine Nyayenga (Lady Doves FC), Joan Namusisi (Kampala Queens FC), Diana Natukunda (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC).
Defenders – Sumayah Komuntale (Tooro Queens FC), Grace Aluka (Olila High School FC, Bira Nadunga (Olila High School FC), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim FC), Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC).
Midfielders – Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Shakirah Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs High School), Eva Naggayi (Rines SS WFC), Phionah Nabulime (Devine Soccer Academy WFC), Ronah Regina Nantege (She Corporate FC)
Forwards – Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Juliet Nalukenge (Chrysomolia FC), Zaina Nandede (Kataka SHE FC), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens FC)
HOD – Owek. Florence Bagunywa Nkalubo
Head Coach – Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi
Assistant Coach – Oliver Mbekeka
Goalkeeping Coach – James Magala
Fitness Trainer – Arthur Kyesimira
Team coordinator – Joan Namusisi
Kit and Equipment Manager- Cissy Nakiguba
Team Doctor- Stella Nankumba
Media Officer- Alex Kasirye