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2020 Olympics: US-based Crested Cranes stars arrive with promise ahead of Ethiopia duel

The Uganda Crested Cranes squad preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers against Ethiopia is now full.

The team currently camping at Fufa Technical Centre in Njeru was boosted by the arrival of three foreign-based Sandra Nabweteme, Yudaya Nakayenze and Fazila Ikwaput.

The latter arrived from her base in Kazakhstan while the former two arrived on Friday morning from America.

Nabweeteme, the much-fancied attacker, who is returning after a four year absence expressed her delight in returning to the team and promised to push the team to achieve.

‘I’m excited to be back home and play for my country. It will be a tough match but i’m confident of good results. Let’s plan as a team and get the best from the competition,” Nabweeteme commented.

The team will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the first leg on April 3rd before the return leg on 6th.

Full team in camp

Goalkeepers Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Diasy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Vannessa Kalungi (She CGoalkeepersJuliet Adeke (Kawempe Moslem)



Defenders – Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens), Vola Namuddu (She MAK-Makerere), Phaobe Banura (UCU Lady Cardinals), Margret Birabwa (Muteesa I Royal University), Wilmer Nantumbwe (She Corporates), Yudaya Nakayenze (Seminole Sate College, USA), Gladys Nakitto (Lady Doves), Grace Aluka (Kawempe SS Muslim Ladies FC), Marion Amangat (Olila High School)


Midfielders – Phionah Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Moslem), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cradinals), Shamilah Nalujja (Isra Academy), Fausia Najjemba (Isra), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens), Anitah Namata (Kawempe SS Muslm Ladies), Susan Atim (Olila High School), Ritah Nabbosa (Lady Doves).

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



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