Cypriot First Division outfits Apollon Ladies Football Club has finally confirmed the capture of Uganda’s sharp shooter Juliet Nalukenge.
Nalukenge joins Apollon on a two-year employment contract from FUFA Women’s Super league side Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC.
This is the first professionals stint for the 18-year old who has helped Kawempe Muslim win several titles both locally and internationally.
Nalukenge’s breakthrough was in 2019 when he captained the Uganda U17 National Women’s Team to triumph in the COSAFA and CECAFA Championships.
In 2020, Nalukenge was on the verge of guiding the Uganda U17 team to World Cup in India but the comm was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic that paralyzed all football activities across the globe.
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.
She is currently the youngest Airtel Uganda Women player of the year having won the 2019 award at just 17 years.
Earlier this year due to her form, She was ranked 9th in Goal.com NXGN top 10 wonderkids in Women’s football.
Apollon Ladies FC is the most successful Women’s Football Club in Cyprus, having won 10 Cypriot First Division titles, 10 Cypriot Cups and 7 Cypriot Super Cup.
Nalukenge joins Sandra Nabweteme who is at Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar (FH Women Football Club) in Iceland on loan from Thor/Ka Akureyri, goalkeeper Vanessa Edith Karungi (Boldklubben af 1893 in Denmark), Viola Nambi (Vaxjo FF) and Ritah Kivumbi Mallabackens IF)as the other Ugandan women plying their trade in Europe.