FUFA has extended financial support to the Uganda U17 Girls’ national team players. Ahmed Hussein, the FUFA Communications Director, confirmed that a total of 35 players will receive $100 each.
‘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’ noted Hussein
‘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’ added Hussein.
Uganda will face Cameroon in the final qualifying round of the 2021 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers with the first leg in Kampala slated to take place between 31st October- 2nd November 2020 and a return leg a fortnight later.
To reach this stage, Uganda eliminated Ethiopia and Tanzania in the preliminary and first round respectively.
The beneficiaries of this financial support are players from the previous U17 Squads plus six new faces named by head coach Ayub Khalifan.
The new faces include Gift Nasasira, Winnie Kwatira, Devine Mirembe, Aucho Kagongo, Ritah Mushimire and Kamuyati Naigaga.
The Full Squad
Daphine Nyayenga- Uganda Martyrs High School
Joan Namusisi – Isra Soccer Academy
Zulaika Ngamita – Asubo Gafford Ladies
Gift Nasasira – Maroons WFC
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
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)
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