2018 African Women Cup of Nations Qualifier:
First Leg: Wednesday, 4th April 2018
Kenya Haraambe Starlets Vs Uganda Crested Cranes
Machakos Stadium (4 pm)
Uganda Crested Cranes captain Hasifa Nassuna believes the team she is leading against Kenyan Haraambe Starlets will deliver in the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations Qualifier.
As quoted by the FUFA website, Nassuna, a UCU lady Cardinals striker who also won the FUFA 2016 female footballer of the year award noted;
They have beaten us twice but that is past. Our present ambition is also to challenge them that we are also good and can also beat them
Nassuna is the team captain in absence of Sandra Nabweteeme. She is assisted by goalkeeper Ruth Aturo as the first and second assistant captains respectively.
Nabweteeme, currently in the United States is among the foreign based players missing on the Ugandan team.
Others are; Fazila Ikwaput and Ritah Nabbosa (both with Gokulam Kerala ladies team in India), Sheriz Natasha (Canada), Jean Sseninde Namayega (Crystal Palace Ladies) and a couple of others.
Kenya Haraambe Starlets will host Uganda in the first leg of the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifier this Wednesday at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos town.
The Uganda Crested Cranes Traveling Contingent:
Goalkeepers: Ruth Aturo, Daisy Nakaziro, Cissy Nakiguba
Defenders: Viola Namuddu, Grace Aluka, Gladys Nakito, Shadia Nankya, Yudaya Nakayenze
Midfielders: Shakirah Mutibwa, Norah Alupo, Damali Matama, Tracy Akirol Jones, Spencer Nakacwa, Aisia Nakibuuka, Winnie Babirye, Christine Nambirigge
Strikers: Hasifa Nasuna (Captain), Shamirah Nalujja, Juliet Nalukenge, Zainah Namuleme
- Leader of Delegation: Chris Kalibala
- Head coach: Faridah Bulega
- Assistant coach: Edward Kaziba
- Fitness Coach: Olive Mbekeka
- Goalkeeping coach: James Magala
- Team Coordinator: Paul Ssali
- Team Doctor: Mable Kabatalindwa
- Kits Manager: Prossy Naluwada
- Media: Aloysius Byamukama
- Bus Driver: Ahmed Kabali