FIFA U20 Women World Cup Qualifier
18th, January 2020
Tanzania vs Uganda, Lugogo
The National U20 Women side entered residential training at the FUFA technical center in Njeru on Friday as they kicked off preparations for the FIFA U20 Women World Cup Qualifier, first leg against Tanzania on 18th January 2020 in Dar es Salaam.
Oliva Mbekeka was on Wednesday appointed the interim head coach assisted by former Crested Cranes captain Christine Wanyana while Ibrahim Mugisha is the goalkeeping coach role and Mable Kabatalindwa as the Team Doctor.
The Uganda U17 Women team is also in camp preparing for a world cup qualifier against Ethiopia due this Saturday at Lugogo. A squad of 30 players was summoned to the U20 squad with most of the players in the squad having already featured for the Senior National Team (The Crested Cranes) and the U17 Girls Team.
This is the second time Uganda is taking part in the FIFA U20 Women World Cup qualifiers. The first appearance was in 2013 with a tremendous 22-0 aggregate win over South Sudan. Sandra Nabweteme and Hassifa Nassuna are the current active players in the Senior Team that played for the U20 team in 2013.
They both scored a hat trick in the return leg at Lugogo Stadium on 28th September.
Goalkeepers: Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs HS), Juliet Adeke (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Else Najjemba (St. Noa SS), Zaharah Nankya (Makerere University WFC).
Defenders: Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Mariam Nakabugo (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Fatuma Nakasumba (Kampala Queens FC), Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Elizabeth Nakigozi (Muteesa II Royal Univ WFC), Eunice Ariokot (Olila HS WFC) and Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens FC).
Midfielders: Phiona Nabbumba (She Corporates FC), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Sharon Naddunga (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Zaina Namuleme (Kampala Queens FC), Aisha Nantongo (St. Noa SS), Anita Namata (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Moureen Afoyo (Ajax Queens FC), Shakira Mutiibwa (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC), and Joan Nabirye (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC).
Forwards: Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens FC), Norah Alupo (Saviors FC), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim LFC), Lillian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens FC), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim LFC), and Favour Nambatya (She Corporate FC)
Head Coach – Olive Mbekeka
Assistant Head Coach – Christine Wanyana
Goalkeeper Coach – Ibrahim Mugisha
Team Doctor – Mable Kabatalindwa
Equipment Manager – Prossy Nalwadda
Team Coordinator – Paul Mukatabala