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We Are Ready For Cameroon – Skipper Nalukenge

Uganda U-17 Girls national football team Captain and center forward Juliet Nalukenge believes that the team is focused and ready enough to face-off with Cameroon on the 31st of October 2020.

The team is currently in preparations for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup final qualification round fixture against Cameroon.

After their day three training session at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo on Sunday, the Kawempe Muslim Ladies striker signaled readiness for the Cameroon ties banking on the motivation and the trainings conducted by the coaches.

“Our coaches give us the best training and as players we are giving in our best so are motivated and focused on winning Cameroon’s game on 31st October,” Nalukenge told FUFA media.

Uganda will host the first leg game on 31st October while the return leg will come in a fortnight’s time between 19th November -21st November 2020 in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Currently, the 30-man team is under the stewardship of coaches Hadijja Namuyanja, Olive Mbekeka (fitness) and James Magala (goalkeeper) as head coach Ayub Khalifa is still in isolation having tested positive for COVID-19.

The winner on aggregate will together with two other countries represent Africa at the finals to be hosted by India between February and March in 2021.

The Full Squad In Camp

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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 (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Patricia Akiror (Ajax Queens FC)

Midfielders

Winnifred Kwatulira (Jinja United FC), Devine Mirembe (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC), 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 Sumaya (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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