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2020 Olympic qualifier: Nabweteme, Ikwaput return headlines Uganda Crested Cranes squad for Ethiopia tie

Sandra Nambweteme and Fazillah Ikwaput will once again don the national team colours.

The two have been summoned together with 28 others ahead of the 2020 Olympic qualifier against Ethiopia.

Nabweteme, a former female player of the year, has been out of the squad since moving to the United States of America for studies.

It is the first time that Fufa will spend on air tickets on female footballers outside the country.

UCU Cardinal’s defender Phoebe Banura, She Corporates’ Wilmer Nantumbwe and Susan Atim from Olila have been summoned for the first time.

The team is scheduled to start residential training at the Fufa Technical Centre in Njeru on Saturday before travelling to Addis Ababa on 1st April.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers – Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Diasy Nanziri (Lady Doves), Vannessa Karungi (She Corporates), Juliet Adeke (Kawempe Muslim)

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Defenders – Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens), Viola Namuddu (Makerere), Phoebe Banura (UCU), Margret Birabwa (Muteesa I Royal), Wilmer Nantumbwe (She Corporates), Yudaya Nakayenze (Siminole Women Soccer team, USA), Gladys Nakitto (Lady Doves), Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslim), Marion Amagat (Olila HS)

Midfielders – Phionah Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslim), Teddy Najjuma (UCU), Shamilah Nalujja (Isra Academy), Fauzia Najjemba (Isra), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens), Anitah Namara (Kawempe Muslim), Susan Atim (Olila HS), Ritah Nabbosa (Lady Doves).

Strikers – Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Moslem), Monica Namwase (Kampala Queens), Hasifa Nassuna (UCU), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Sandra Nabweteme (SW Oklahoma University, USA) and Fazila Ikwaput (BIIK Kazygurt, Kazakhstan)

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Team Officials-

1-Faridah Bulega-Head Coach

2-Edward Kaziba-Assistant Coach

3-James Magara-Goal keeping coach

4-Olive Mbekeka-Trainer

5-Mable Kabatalindwa-Team Doctor

6-Prossy Nalwadda-Kits Manager

7-Paul Ssali-Team Coordinator

8-Aloysius Byamukama-Media Officer

 

 

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