” We are in good shape,” U-17 captain Nalukenge

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

The Uganda national U-17 Women’s team intensified their training at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo on ahead of the decisive duel against Cameroon.

The team’s skipper and lead striker Juliet Nalukenge expressed her team’s readiness for the final qualification double header.

” We have had our training. It’s been a good session. We are all in good shape. We are focused for that game against Cameroon slated for the 31st of this month.”

Nalukenge said shortly after Sunday’s training.

Juliet Nalukenge (Photo/FUFA Media)

” The coaches are giving us whatever it takes to beat Cameroon. We have our target, we want to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup so we have to win against Cameroon.”

She added.

The Kawempe Muslim starlet is among the three leading scorers of the current qualifiers having managed to score five goals alongside Tanzania’s Aisha Hamis Masaka and Ghana’s Ophelia Amponsah.

The team kick started training on Friday last week without the head coach Ayub Khalifa who tested positive of COVID-19.

Hadija Namuyanja alongside fitness coach Oliver Mbekeka and goalkeepers coach James Magala are currently in charge of the team in Ayub’s absence.

First choice goalkeeper Daphine Nyayenga during training (Photo/FUFA Media)

It should be noted that Uganda’s opponents, Cameroon entered residential camp on 20th September.

The aggregate winner of both ties will automatically book a place in the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India between 17th February and 7th March.

The Full Squad
Goalkeepers
Daphine Nyayenga, Joan Namusisi, Zulaika Ngamita

Defenders
Grace Aluka, Samalie Nakacwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Naddunga, Gillian Akadinda, Gloria Namugerwa, Stella Musubika, Patricia Akiror

Midfielders
Winnifred Kwatulira, Devine Mirembe, Shamira Nalugya, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Kevin Nakacwa, Moreen Nangonzi, Ruth Nyakato, Sumaya Kyomuhendo, Sumaya Tibazalika

Forwards
Juliet Nalukenge, Zaina Nandede, Fauzia Najjemba, Hadijjah Nandago, Margaret Kunihira, Catherine Nagadya, Zaitun Namaganda, Eva Nagayi, Kamuyati Naigaga, Brenda Munyana

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