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Uganda U-17 Girls Poised to Receive USD 3500 From FUFA as Covid19 Relief Grant

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) will extend financial support of USD 3500 to the Uganda U17 Girls national team players as a COVID-19 relief package.

The development which was confirmed by the Federation’s communication director Ahmed Hussein, targets a total of 35 players who will benefit from the relief grant ahead of the U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers double header against Cameroon.

The beneficiaries of this financial support are players from the previous U17 squads together with Six new faces named by head coach Ayub Khalifan hence each will take home USD 100.

“FUFA will release funds to 35 players in the U17 Girls’ national team and each player will receive $100 to aid them in personal training as they prepare for the final stage of the FIFA U17 World cup qualifiers with Cameroon. The coaches have been in constant engagement with the players, sharing training manuals as we wait for Government to lift the lockdown on sports activities,” Hussein noted via the FUFA Website.

He added, “We believe this financial facilitation will help the players to continue with personal training as we work around plans to get the team to camp in preparation for the matches against Cameroon. FUFA is ready to support the team so that we realize our target of qualifying to the 2021 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in India.”

The new faces that will benefit include Gift Nasasira, Winnie Kwatira, Devine Mirembe, Aucho Kagongo, Ritah Mushimire and Kamuyati Naigaga.

Uganda will host Cameroon in the first leg of the final qualification round of the 2021 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers scheduled to take place between 31st October – 2nd November 2020 at the StarTimes stadium.

The return leg for this final qualification round will take place two weeks later and the aggregate winner will advance to the finals tournament in India next year.

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To reach this stage, Uganda eliminated Ethiopia and Tanzania in the preliminary and first round respectively.

The Full Squad

Goalkeepers

Daphine Nyayenga (Uganda Martyrs High School), Joan Namusisi (Isra Soccer Academy), Zulaika Ngamita (Asubo Gafford Ladies), Gift Nasasira (Maroons WFC)

Defenders

Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Sumaya Komuntale (Tooro Queens), Bira Naddunga (Olila High School), Gillian Akadinda (Olila High School), Gloria Namugerwa (Uganda Martyrs High School), Stella Musubuka (Kawemoe Muslim Ladies), Patricia Akiror (Ajax Queens FC), Winnie Kwatira (Jinja United FC), Devine Mirembe (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC)

Midfielders

Shamira Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs High School), Moreen Nangonzi (Ajax Queens FC), Aucho Kagongo (St. Noa), Ruth Nyakato (Tooro Queens FC), Phiona Matama (Watoto Girls), Sumaya Kyomuhendo (Isra Soccer Academy), Sumaya Tibazalika (Wakiso)

Forwards

Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Zaina Nandede (She Kataka FC), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens), Hadijjah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Margaret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs High School), Zaitun Namaganda (Taggy High School), Eva Nagayi (Rines WFC), Ritah Mushimire (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Kamuyati Naigaga (Taggy High School), Esther Adokole (She Kataka FC), Brenda Munyana (Uganda Martyrs High School)

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