Sharon Nadunga Off to the United States

Sharon Nadunga (Monitor photo)

Uganda Crested Cranes and UCU forward Sharon Nadunga has officially said goodbye to the ‘Purple Girls’ as she now leaves the club and country for other opportunities in the USA.

The player will understandably be furthering her studies as well as continue with her football career at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky, USA.

The former Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC player, who had spent only one season at UCU has a collection of so many fond memories from Mukono in such a short period of time.

She has summarized her brief UCU journey as an incredible one that she is so proud of.

“Playing alongside such a talented and dedicated team has been a privilege that has enriched my life in ways I can not express,” she stated, filled with emotions.

“Even as I step into the next chapter of my journey, I will always carry the spirit of a proud ‘Purple Girl’ with me. Our bond is something that transcend time and distance. I want to extend a special thank you to the staff and coaches who have played a pivotal role in my education and soccer career.”

“As I bid farewell to UCU, please know that this is not a goodbye forever, but rather a see you later.” The friendship and connections we’ve built are enduring and I am excited to see where life takes each of us,” Nadunga concluded.

Nadunga now joins a list of several other Ugandan female footballer who have moved to the US to further their careers, including Yudaya Nakayenze and Tracy Jones Akiror, who both played for Lindsey Wilson College.

Lindsey Wilson College is a private Christian college with a strong athletic program that the footballer will benefit from. The Blue Raiders women’s soccer team won the NAIA National Championship in 2020.

The clinical finisher, who was also part of the Crested Cranes squad that competed in the 2021 COSAFA in South Africa will be a great addition to Kentucky College side.



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