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By Vision Reporter

Added 27th December 2007 03:00 AM

Women’s league due

FUFA will maintain a big squad in April in order to overcome the challenge posed by Uganda Cranes’ congested World Cup/Nation’s Cup qualifying fixtures.

Women’s league due

FUFA will maintain a big squad in April in order to overcome the challenge posed by Uganda Cranes’ congested World Cup/Nation’s Cup qualifying fixtures.

Women’s league due

By Douglas Mazune

FUFA will maintain a big squad in April in order to overcome the challenge posed by Uganda Cranes’ congested World Cup/Nation’s Cup qualifying fixtures.

Uganda is drawn in the same pool with Angola, Niger and Benin will play four matches in four weeks.

FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa stated that a squad of 30 local and professional players will be maintained for the entire campaign that will cost Uganda sh1.5b.

“We have learnt from out previous campaign.We want to have several local replacements in case of injuries to our key players,” Mulindwa told the press at Mosa Courts in Kampala after he gave his end-of-year soccer statement.

The Cranes will host Niger on May 31 and soon after travel to Benin for another fixture on June 7. The Ugandans will return home to host Angola on June 14 before traveling to Luanda for the return leg on June 21. Uganda will then travel to Niger in September and host Benin in October.

“This time round we are going to pay a lot more attention to away matches. If we had earned maximum points at one away matche, we would have qualified,” Mulindwa said.

Mulindwa said that national coach Laszlo Csaba would also start watching local league matches to identify talent.

FUFA vice president (technical) Assuman Lubowa said that the recent CECAFA Senior challenge Cup in Tanzania helped FUFA identify new talent in Ceasar Okhuti, Musa Doka and Owen Kasule.

“For those who watched CECFA, our game has improved,” Lubowa remarked.

* FUFA will at the end of January start a fully-fledged women’s soccer league, adds Norman Katende.

“We are going to use the funds from the FIFA Assistance Programme to start this league. We have already identified 10 districts that will make the pilot league,” FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa said in his end-of-year statement on the game.

FUFA, he noted, were determined not to commit the past mistakes that led to the collapse of the women’s league.

FUFA is also planning to register all academies and organise academy competitions on the basis of age groups for boys.

Two cranes teams to be on standby

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