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Women CECAFA U17 training starts today


The inaugural CECAFA U17 championship will start on 9th – 18th this month in Njeru technical Center, Buikwe.

Head coach Ayub Khalifa summoned the players who will be part of the team and will start preparations today at the same venue where the tournament will be held.

On form teenager, Juliet Nalukenge will captain this team fresh from CECAFA women Championship that was in Tanzania where she was the top scorer with 17-goals.

Magret Kunuhira and Fauzia Najjemba who impressed in Tanzania are also part of the team.

Summoned team

Brenda Munyama, Gloria Namukwaya (Uganda martyrs), Immaculate Odalu (Mokono high school), Mercy Omoding(Mukono Bishops), Lydia Mirembe, Zulaika Ngamita (Gombe SS), Nasabu Nakate(Rines)
Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs HS), Joan Namusisi (Mukono HS), and Nasasira Gift (Gadafi Integrated HS), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Gillian Akadinda (Olila High School), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim), Precious Atwiine (Upper Hill College), Cissy Kabarwani (King of Kings), Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs High School), Zaitun Namaganda (Tagy High School), Maureen Nangozi (Mukono High School), Bira Nadunga (Olila High School), Summaya Komuntale (King of Kings), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim SS), and Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs), Esther Adokole (Amus College) and Zaina Nadede.

In the draws that were held in Tanzania, Uganda was pitted in group A with Ethiopia, Eritrea, and South Sudan.

Group A
• Uganda
• Ethiopia
• Eritrea
• South Sudan

Group B
• Tanzania
• Burundi
• Djibouti


Head Coach – Ayub Khalifa

Assistant Head Coach – Hadijah Namuyanja

Fitness Coach – Olive Mbekeka

Goalkeeping Coach – James Magala

Team Manager – Joan Namusisi

Team Doctor – Stella Nankumba

Equipment Manager – Cissy Nakiguba

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