Crested Cranes: Lutalo Names Final Squad To Morocco

Crested Cranes head coach George Lutalo has on named the final squad that will represent Uganda at the 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.

This follows the release of a couple of players, including Juliet Nalukenge, from the team that won CECAFA Women Championship in Njeru.

Foreign-based players Rita Kivumba and Viola Nambi will join up with the team in Morocco before the tournament starts on July 2.

The final squad has three goalkeepers including skipper Ruth Aturo, seven defenders, six midfielders and ten forwards.

Hassifah Nassuna. FUFA photo

The contingent will depart Uganda for Morocco on Wednesday Morning (4am) and the team will have a ten-day training camp in Marrakesh, FUFA has confirmed.

Uganda, returning to the tournament since 2000, are in Group A alongside hosts Morocco, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

Crested Cranes Squad

Goalkeepers – Ruth Aturo (Katkan Tyovaen Palloillija FC, Finland), Vanessa Edith Karungi (B93, Denmark), Daisy Nakaziro(Uganda Martyrs H/S Lubaga, Uganda)

Defenders – Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim LFC, Uganda), Sumaya Komuntale (Tooro Queens FC,Uganda), Yudaya Nakayenze (Lindey Wilson College, USA), Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim LFC, Uganda), Margret Namirimu (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Bira Nadunga (Olila High School, WFC, Uganda), Lukia Namubiru (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda)

Midfielders -Hasifah Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals FC,Uganda), Joan Nabirye (Vihiga Queens, Kenya), Phionah Nabbumba(She Corporate FC, Uganda), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves FC, Uganda), Shamirah Nalugya (Kampala Queens, Uganda), Sheeba Zalwango (FC Amani, DR Congo), Tracy Jones Akiror (AFC Ann Arbor)

Forwards – Viola Nambi (FC Dornbirn Ladies, Austria), Sandra Nabweteme (Unattached), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves FC, Uganda), Ritah Kivumbi (Mallbackens IF, Sweden), Fauzia Najjemba (BIIK Shymkent, Kazakhstan), Joanita Ainembabazi (Rines SS WFC, Uganda), Lillian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Margret Kunihira (Kampala Queens, Uganda), Zaina Nandede (Kampala Queens, Uganda)

Team Officials
•Agnes Mugena – Leader of delegation
•Head Coach – George Lutalo
•Assistant Coach – Edward Kaziba
•Goalkeeping Coach – James Magala
•Fitness Trainer – Arthur Kyesimira
•Fitness Coach – Felix Ayobo
•Team Doctor – Mable Kabatalindwa
•Physiotherapist – Darlian Kyasiimire
•Equipment Manager 1 – Prossy Nalwadda
•Equipment Manager 2 – Cissy Gaudensia Nakiguba
•Team Coordinator – Paul Ssali Mukisa



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