Crested Cranes: Three More Foreign Based Players Join Camp

The Uganda National Women’s Football Team – the Crested Cranes – have confirmed the arrival of three more foreign based players ahead of the first round of the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

The trio, comprising of goalkeeper Vanessa Edith Karungi from Denmark, midfielder Joan Nabirye from Belarus and forward Fauzia Najjemba from Russia are all available and trained with the team on Sunday evening.

Denmark-based Phiona Nabbumba had also arrived earlier on, alongside Joan Ainembabazi and Riticia Nabbosa (both from Tanzania’s Simba Queens FC) and Kampala Queens’ Fazila Ikwaput, plus other locally-based players who had already started training with the team.

Uganda will host Algeria on Wednesday next week at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru before the return leg slated for 26th September in Oran.

The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Algeria will face either Burundi or Ethiopia in the final qualification round.

At the moment, the team is still continuing with the training sessions under coach Ayub Khalifan and Olive Mbekeka as the search for the Head Coach and Assistant of the Crested Cranes continues.



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