Crested Cranes youngster Juliet Nalukenge has been named ninth among the top ten wonder kids in women’s football by global news website Goal.com.
Nalukenge, who is also Uganda’s U17 Girls team captain has achieved a lot both on the continent and with her parent club, Kawempe Muslim.
Nakukenge was on the verge of guiding the Uganda U17 team to the World Cup in India but the competition was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic that paralyzed all football activities around the world.
At the time of cancellation, Nakukenge was topping the scorers’ charts with 5 goals from four games, having netted three as they thrashed Ethiopia 5-1 in the preliminary round and a brace in the 6-2 aggregate triumph over Tanzania in the first round.
Nalukenge had also guided the Uganda U17 girls to both the CECAFA and COSAFA titles in Uganda and Mauritius respectively, scooping the Golden Boot in COSAFA, after scoring 18 goals in five matches.
She is currently the youngest Airtel Uganda Women player of the year having won the 2019 award at just 17 years.
The 2021 NXGN Award was decided by a vote involving the editors-in-chief of each of the 62 different global editions of Goal.
The Top ten wonder kids in women’s football
- Hanna Bennison – Lyon (Sweden)
- Nikita Tromp – Ajax (Netherlands)
- Alison Gonzalez – Tigers (Mexico)
- AlexisMissimo – Solar Soccer Club (USA)
- MelchieDumornay – (Haiti)
- MaryFlower – Montpelier (Australia)
- MayaLe Tissier – Brighton (England)
- HaleyBugeja – Sassuolo (Malta)
- Juliet Nalukenge – Kawempe Muslims WFC (Uganda)
- Maika Hamano – Cerezo Osaka (Japan)