The Uganda senior ladies national football team, the Crested Cranes safely returned home on Monday  from South Africa where they took part in the just concluded COSAFA Women’s Championship.

The Crested Cranes touched down at Entebbe International Airport at 2:00pm and were welcomed by a delegation from FUFA led by 2nd Vice President Darius Mugoye.

Mugoye lauded the team for a brilliant performance.

“I take this opportunity to welcome back our gallant team and thank them for a job well done. The ladies showed great character and made the country proud. We are optimistic as FUFA that the future of women’s football is bright,” said Mugoye.

Head coach Faridah Bulega stated that the tournament has given her team several lessons and asserts the progress of the team is evident.

“I want to first thank the Federation for availing us with this opportunity. Secondly to thank the players for the commitment and commendable performance throughout the tournament. I believe we have picked several lessons and I believe it is a positive progress for the team,” said Bulega.