Video: 14 Foreign-based Players In Uganda Squad For CECAFA, AWCON

Crested Cranes coach George William Lutalo has summoned a squad of 47 players ahead of the upcoming 2022 CECAFA Women Championship and 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations.

The Provisional Squad include 14 players that ply their trade outside Uganda.

These foreign contingent include two goalkeepers Ruth Aturo and Vanessa Kalungi who play in Finland and Denmark respectively.

“Our technical and scouting team has done a very good job to monitor these players,” said Lutalo during the Press Conference on Wednesday at FUFA House in Mengo.

“We have summoned these players and we think they can do the best job for us.”

Crested Cranes Squad being summoned.

Former captain Tracy Jones Akiror bounces back since moving to United States in August 2019.

Salena Allibhai who plays for KAA Gent in Belgium, is the only foreign based player who will be seeking for her first national team cap.

The team will enter residential camp on May 7 at FUFA technical centre in Njeru for the CECAFA Women’s Championship due 22nd May -5th June 2022.

The Crested Cranes will use this tournament to prepare for the upcoming Women AFCON, as Uganda seek to impress on return to the continent for the first time after 22 years.

In AWCON, Uganda in pitted in Group A alongside Hosts Morocco, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

“It’s a tough group,” Lutalo commented on AWCON draw.

“So we are using this CECAFA to give us a test and real momentum for AWCON. And we thank the Federation for giving us this chance to take part in CECAFA. It’s a good opportunity and we want to give all players a chance.”

The squad also include Sandra Nabweteme who is currently unattached but was recently in Spain for trials.

A couple of Uganda U20 players have been summoned on the team including Zainah Nandede and Margaret Kunihira.

Full Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers
Ruth Aturo(Katkan Tyovaen Palloillijat, Finland), Gloria Namakula (FC Tooro Queens, Uganda), Daisy Nakaziro (Uganda Martyrs WFC, Uganda), Daphine Nyayenga (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Vanessa Edith Karungi (Boldklubben AF 1893, Denmark)

Defenders
Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Viola Namuddu (Makerere University WFC, Uganda), Harima Kanyago (Uganda Martyrs WFC, Uganda), Margaret Namirimu (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Lukia Namubiru (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Yudaya Nakayenze (Lindey Wilson College, USA), Salena Allibhai (KAA Gent, Belgium), Adrine Birungi (Gaspo FC, Kenya), Phoebe Banura (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Madam Christine (Gaspo FC, Kenya), Jolly Kobusinge (FC Tooro Queens, Uganda), Sumaya Komuntale (FC Tooro Queens, Uganda), Miriam Ibunyu (She Corporate FC, Uganda)

Midfielders
Resty Kobusobozi (FC Tooro Queens, Uganda), Rhoda Nanziri (Kawempe Muslim Ladies, Uganda), Naome Nagadya (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Joan Nabirye (Vihiga Queens, Kenya), Sheebah Zalwango (FC Amani, DR Congo), Tracy Jones Akiror (AFC Ann Arbor, USA), Shamirah Nalugya ( Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Phiona Nabbumba (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves FC, Uganda)

Forwards
Sandra Kisakye (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Elizabeth Nakigozi (Uganda Martyrs WFC, Uganda), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Juliet Nalukenge (Chrysomolia FC, Cyprus), Natasha Shirazi (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera, Israel), Fauzia Najjemba (BIIK Shymkent, Kazakhstan), Viola Nambi (FC Dornbirn Ladies, Austria), Zaina Nandede (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Rita Kivumbi (Mallbackens IF, Sweden), Sharon Nadunga (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Sandra Nabweteme (Unattached), Favor Nambatya (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves, Uganda), Susan Atim (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Margaret Kunihira (Kampala Queens, Uganda), Grace Aluka (Olila High School, Uganda), Zaina Namuleme (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda)


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