FUFA confirms U-20 Women’s technical team ahead of World Cup Qualifiers

ELIAS KAYONDO

The football governing body in Uganda, FUFA has appointed a team of six people to lead the Women’s U-20 team in the forthcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

Oliver Mbekeka will be the team’s head coach.

The former Crested Cranes player guided Lady Doves to two finals last year and has been part of the Senior team as the historical U-17 team as the fitness trainer.

Mbekeka’s first assignment will be an away tie against Tanzania on 19th January 2019 that will be followed by the return match in Kampala in two-weeks time.

Christine Wanyana, who is also a former female player, will be Mbekeka’s immediate assistant.

Former Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Ibrahim Mugisha will be the goalkeepers coach while Paul Mukatabala has been named the team co-ordinator.

Crested Cranes and Kyetume’s Marble Kabatalindwa will be the team doctor while Prossy Nalwadda will be the kits manager.

The aggregate winner between Uganda and Tanzania will face off with the winner between Senegal and Sierra Leone in the next round.

The U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be hosted by Panama and Costa Rica in August this year where Africa will be represented by only two nations.

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