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Otandeka happy to return to Crested Cranes fold

Striker Laki Otandeka is delighted to be part of the National Team fold again after five years. The forward last featured for the Crested Cranes in 2016 at the CECAFA Women’s Championship that was hosted at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

Laki Otandeka celebrating with Hasifa Nassuna at the

Otandeka is now part of the team preparing to play at the COSAFA Women’s Championship in South Africa slated for 28th September -9th October 2021.

“I feel really great and I’m glad that I got a call up to play for the National Team. It is always a privilege to be here playing for the country and I just hope that I will have a positive impact on the team.” She indicated.

This will be the second time that the Crested Cranes will play at the COSAFA Women’s Championship. The first appearance came in 2018 and Uganda finished third.

The tournament will be used as a precursor for the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) Qualifiers due next month. Uganda will face Ethiopia at the first round phase.

Crested Cranes players in camp


Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Elsie Najjemba (Rines WFC), Gloria Namakula (Tooro Queens FC)


Viola Namuddu (Makerere University WFC), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School WFC), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate FC), Phoebe Banura (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Yudayah Nakayenze (Lindey Wilson College, USA), Justin Kizza Najjuko (She Maroons FC), Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC)


Joan Naggayi (She Maroons FC), Rhoda Nanziri (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Kautharah Naluyima (She Maroons FC), Sheebah Zalwango (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC), Phiona Nabbumba (She Corporate FC), Grace Nassongo (Amuria High School FC), Amina Nababi (Makerere University WFC), Resty Kobusobozi (Tooro Queens FC), Anita Namata (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC)


Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Sharon Nadunga (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens FC), Sandra Nabweteme (Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar, Iceland), Laki Otandeka (New Jersey Copa FC, USA)