Uganda U-17 girls national team head coach Ayub Khalifa has summoned a provisional squad of 30 players that will commence preparations for the inaugural CECAFA U17 Girls Championship slated for December 9-18 at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.
Khalifa who recently won the COSAFA U-17 Girls trophy in Mauritius has included strikers Juliet Nalukenge , Fauzia Najjemba and Kawempe Muslim's Margret Kunihira in his squad. The trio were part of the Crested Cranes (Senior Women football) that finished third in the recently concluded CECAFA Women Challenge Cup in Dar-es-salaam.
Gloria Namugerwa , Brenda Munyana, Mercy Amoding , Immaculate Odalu, Nasabu Nakate , Lydia Mirembe and Zulaika Ngamita are the new faces that were not part of the COSAFA team.
Hosts Uganda is in group A with Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Sudan while Group B has Tanzania, Burundi and Djibouti.
Other players summoned are; Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim), Precious Atwiine (Upper Hill Col), Cissy Kabarwani (King of Kings), Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs HS), Zaitun Namaganda (Tagy HS), Moureen Nangozi (Mukono HS), Bira Nadunga (Olila HS), Summaya Komuntale (King of Kings), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim SS), and Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs). Esther Adokole (Amus College), and Zaina Nadede (Amus College), Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs HS), Joan Namusisi (Mukono HS), and Nasasira Gift (Gadafi Integrated HS). They commence the preparations on December 2 in Njeru.