Two players miss Crested Cranes maiden training for regional tour match

 

Hasifa Nassuna tussles it out with Anita Namata (FUFA Media)

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Kampala Regional Tour
Crested Cranes vs Kampala Select
Saturday, 16th March 2019
Kick off : 2:00pm

The Crested Cranes commenced their none residential training at the Luzira prisons grounds ahead of the first ever regional tour match.

The Farida Bulega coached team will play against Kampala regional select team on Saturday at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.

21 of the 23 summoned players turned up with Kampala Queens duo Lillian Mutuuzo and Resty Nanziri missing out.

It was however communicated that two players will join the camp on Friday for the last training.

Defenders Aisha Namukisa and Viola Namuddu go through the drills (FUFA Media Photo) 

 

Head coach Bulega welcomes the regional tour initiative with open hands and hopes to shape her squad for future engagements.

” We kicked off the training very well and I am happy with the quality of the team. The regional tour is aimed at creating awareness about the team in the masses as well as keeping the players active.” She said

The regional tour match will also be a prep for Uganda ahead of the 2020 Women’s Olympic qualifier against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on April 3rd.

This was the first the Crested Cranes were regrouping since the COSAFA Women’s championship held in South Africa last year in September.

Olive Mbekeka leads the trots

Full Squad

Goalkeepers; Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Vanessa Edith Karungi (She Corporate), Juliet Adeke (Kawempe Muslim), Daizy Nakiziro (Lady Doves)

Defenders: Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs Lubaga), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens), Wilmer Nantumbwe (She Corporate), Margaret Birabwa (Muteesa I Royal University), Phoebe Banura ( UCU Lady Cardinals), Viola Namuddu (Makerere University)

Midfielders; Damalie Matama (Kampala Queens), Phiona Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Fauziah Najjemba (Isra Soccer Academy), Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslim), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Lillian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens), Anita Namata (Kawempe Muslim), Shamira Nalugya (Isra Soccer Academy)

Forwards; Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim), Monica Namwase (Kampala Queens), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Zaina Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals)