Uganda U17 women’s national football team head coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi has summoned a provisional squad of 25 players to start preparations ahead of the encounter against Tanzania in the 2020 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.
Uganda will lock horns with neighbours Tanzania in the second qualifying stage of the global showpiece slated to take place in November in India.
The squad summoned has new faces that have earned their first call. These include midfielder Shamira Nalugya and defender Grace Aluka, both from Kawempe Muslim Ladies.
Both Nalugya and Aluka featured for the U20 National team as well but coming as substitutes in the first leg away to Tanzania. They were unused substitutes as Uganda lost 2-1 in Lugogo.
The other new players on the team include Uganda Martyrs High School duo of Latifa Nakasi and Brenda Munyena.
The team will enter residential camp on Friday, 14th December 2020 at FUFA Hotel in Kisasi.
Tanzania will host the first leg at the National stadium, Dar es Salaam on 1st March with the return leg coming two weeks later at StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.
The winner on aggregate will play Cameroon at the next stage.
Full Squad summoned
Goalkeepers: Daphine Nanyenda, Zulaika Nyamita, Joan Namusisi
Defenders: Gillian Akandinda, Gloria Namugerwa, Stella Musubika, Patricia Akiror, Sumayah Komuntale, Samali Nacakwa, Bira Nadunga, Grace Aluka
Midfielders: Kevin Nakachwa, Maureen Nangozi, Shakirah Nyinagahirwa, Shamirah Nalugya, Eva Nagayi ,Sumayah Kyomuhendo, Zaina Nandede, Hadijah Nandago
Forwards: Juliet Nalukenge, Margret Kunuhira, Fauzia Najjemba, Brenda Munyana, Catherine Nagadya, Latifah Nakasi