23 Players named in Crested Cranes maiden Regional Tour Squad

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Faridah Bulega

Crested Cranes head coach Faridah Bulega has named a squad of 23 players ahead of the team’s first ever regional tour.

Crested Cranes Head coach Faridah Bulega instructs Jackie Nassali

Just like the Uganda Cranes have been doing, the ladies’ national team will also start having regional tours across the country.

This has been done in a bid to take the team closer to people but also keep the national team active.

The squad comprises of four goalkeepers, six defenders, eight midfielders and five forwards.

Majority of the players that featured for the team last year at the CECAFA and COSAFA Women’s championships have been retained.

The new faces on the team include Wilmer Nantumwe of She Corporate, Phoebe Banura of UCU Lady Cardinals, Damalie Matama (Kampala Queens) and Margaret Birabwa of Muteesa I Royal University.

The Crested Cranes will take on Kampala region select team on 16th March 2019 at StarTimes stadium in a game that will act as a curtain raiser for the Uganda Cranes vs Kampala region encounter.

The team will have two days of non- residential training on 14th and 15th March at Maroons stadium in Luzira.

Full Squad
Goalkeepers: Ruth Aturo(UCU Lady Cardinals), Vanessa Edith Karungi (She Corporate), Juliet Adeke(Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Daizy Nakaziro(Lady Doves)

Defenders: Shadia Nankya(Uganda Martys High School Lubaga), Aisha Namukisa(Kampala Queens), Wilmer Nantumbwe(She Corporate), Margaret Birabwa( Muteesa I Royal University), Phoebe Banura ( UCU Lady Cardinals), Viola Namuddu( Makerere University)

Midfielders: Damalie Matama(Kampala Queens), Phiona Nabbumba ( Ajax Queens,Bulenga), Fauziah Najjemba( Isra Soccer Academy), Tracy Jones Akiror( Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens), Anita Namata (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Shamira Nalujja( Isra Soccer Academy)

Forwards: Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Monica Namwase (Kampala Queens), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Zaina Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Hasifa Nassuna(UCU Lady Cardinals)

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