Crested Cranes coach names final team

By Shafik Ssenoga

The Crested Cranes who left for Tanzania yesterday, will begin their title hunt campaign with a tricky game against Djibouti on Sunday at Chamazi Stadium.

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CECAFA Senior Women Challenge Cup

November 16th- 25th,

Tanzania, Dar es Salaam

Group B (Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti)

Uganda v Djibouti  
Sunday, Chamanzi stadium

Uganda Women National team, ‘The Crested Cranes' head coach Faridah Bulega has named her final squad of 20 players to compete for the CECAFA Senior Women Challenge Cup.

The kick-off is on Saturday in the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam.

UCU Lady Cardinals' Ruth Aturo will captain the team assisted by She Corporates' Bridget Nabisaalu and Lady Doves Fazila Ikwaput as first and second assistants respectively.

The Crested Cranes who left for Tanzania yesterday, will begin their title hunt campaign with a tricky game against Djibouti on Sunday at Chamazi Stadium.

The female Cranes will return to action on Tuesday against Ethiopia before completing their group B games with Harambe Starlets of Kenya on Thursday.

The best two teams in groups A and B will qualify for the semifinals.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Crested Cranes played her last practice match against UCU lady cardinals at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru and won by 5-0.

Skipper Juliet Nalukenge scored a hat trick while Hasifah Nassuna and Fazila Ikwaput scored the other two goals. 

Immediately after the game, assistant coach Ayub Khalifah told journalists' that they had a wonderful four days in training.

She emphasized that they were only working on improving on their finishing in front of goal.

Goalkeepers (Daisy Nakaziro, Ruth Aturo, Namusisi Joan)

Defenders (Viola Namuddu, Shadia Nankya, Bridget Nabisaalu, Eunice Ariokot, Grace Aluka, Aisha Namukisa)

Midfielders (Asia Nakibuuka, Riticia Nabbosa, Harriet Nakuba, Amina Nababi, Fauzia Najjemba)

Forwards (Hasifa Nassuna, Juliet Nalukenge, Margret Kunihira, Zainah Namuleme, Fazila Ikwaput, Shamirah Nalugya)