Crested Cranes start COSAFA preparations

By Shafik Ssenoga

Uganda will be the third East African country to feature in the Cosafa Women’s Championship after Tanzania in 2011 and Kenya in 2017.

COSAFA Women Championship

Host: South Africa

Dates: September 12th-22nd

The national women football team head coach Faridah Bulega has summoned a squad of 23 players to start preparations for the COSAFA Women Championship.

The Crested Cranes and west African giants Cameroon are the two guest teams that will feature in the football event that will run from September, 12 to 22 in South Africa.

The summoned squad entered camp in Njeru at the the FUFA Technical Centre. However, the team will be trimmed to 20 players before they depart for South Africa.

Uganda is drawn in Group C with Swaziland, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Hosts South Africa will compete in Group A together with Botswana, Madagascar and Malawi, while Group B will be comprised of Zambia,Cameroon,Lesotho and Mozambique.

Uganda will be the third East African country to feature in the Cosafa Women’s Championship after Tanzania in 2011 and Kenya in 2017.

The players in camp: Goalkeepers-Aturo Ruth (UCU Lady Cardinals), Nakaziro Daisy (Muteesa I Royal University), Adeke Juliet (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC).

Namuddu Viola (She MAK), Nankya Shadia (Uganda Martyrs Lubaga), Nabisaalu Bridget(Ajax Queens), Namukisa Aisha (Kampala Queens), Aluka Grace (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Nalugya Shamirah (Israh Academy), Nassuuna Hasifah (UCU Lady Cardinals), Akiror Tracy Jones (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Mutiibwa Shakira (Gafford Ladies), Nakacwa Spencer (Uganda Martyrs Lubaga), Alupo Norah (Olila Women FC), Mutuuzo Lillian (Tagy High), Nabbumba Phiona (Ajax Queens), Nabbosa Riticia (Lady Doves), Namuleme Zainah (Kampala Queens), Nalukenge Juliet (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Nanziri Resty (Tagy High), Nakabugo Mariam (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Najjemba Fauzia (Israh Academy) and Favor Nambatya (Muteesa I Royal University).