The Crested Cranes final squad that will feature at the forthcoming TotalEnergies Women Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco has this Tuesday morning been announced by coach George Lutalo.
The 26 players names were unveiled at a press briefing held at FUFA Complex in Mengo, Kampala. According to the coach, the final squad has three goalkeepers including skipper Ruth Aturo, seven defenders, six midfielders and ten forwards.
“We had smooth preparations since last year. We played COSAFA and recently CECAFA where the team emerged Champions. I believe these tournaments have helped us to get the Skelton of the team and I’m confident the final squad named will help us attain the set targets.” Coach Lutalo said.
The contingent will depart Uganda for Morocco on the morning of Wednesday Morning and the team will have a ten-day training camp in Marrakesh. At the tournament, Uganda is in Group A alongside hosts Morocco, Burkina Faso and Senegal.
CRESTED CRANES SQUAD
Ruth Aturo (Katkan Tyovaen Palloillija FC, Finland), Vanessa Edith Karungi (B93, Denmark), Daisy Nakaziro(Uganda Martyrs H/S Lubaga, Uganda).
Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim LFC, Uganda), Sumaya Komuntale (Tooro Queens FC,Uganda), Yudaya Nakayenze (Lindey Wilson College, USA), Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim LFC, Uganda), Margret Namirimu (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Bira Nadunga (Olila High School, WFC, Uganda), Lukia Namubiru (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda).
Hasifah Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals FC,Uganda), Joan Nabirye (Vihiga Queens, Kenya), Phionah Nabbumba(She Corporate FC, Uganda), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves FC, Uganda), Shamirah Nalugya (Kampala Queens, Uganda), Sheeba Zalwango (FC Amani, DR Congo), Tracy Jones Akiror (AFC Ann Arbor).
Viola Nambi (FC Dornbirn Ladies, Austria), Sandra Nabweteme (Unattached), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves FC, Uganda), Ritah Kivumbi (Mallbackens IF, Sweden), Fauzia Najjemba (BIIK Shymkent, Kazakhstan), Joanita Ainembabazi (Rines SS WFC, Uganda), Lillian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Margret Kunihira (Kampala Queens, Uganda), Zaina Nandede (Kampala Queens, Uganda).
Leader of delegation – Agnes Mugena , Head Coach – George Lutalo, Assistant Coach – Edward Kaziba, Goalkeeping Coach – James Magala, Fitness Trainer – Arthur Kyesimira, Fitness Coach – Felix Ayobo, Team Doctor – Mable Kabatalindwa and Physiotherapist – Darlian Kyasiimire.
Others are Equipment Manager 1 – Prossy Nalwadda and Equipment Manager 2 – Cissy Gaudensia Nakiguba, Team Coordinator – Paul Ssali Mukisa, Team Manager – Joan Namusisi and Media Officer – Stephen Mayamba.