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Uganda U-20 Women Team Enters Camp Ahead of FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Kiyingi earned a promotion from the U17 Women’s National Team replacing Oliver Mbekeka, who was retained as Assistant Coach.
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The U-20 Women National team has entered residential training at the FUFA Technical center in Njeru to prepare for the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers.    

The team is expected to train for two weeks to boost the fitness levels of the young players who have spent a lot of time without active football courtesy of COVID-19 restrictions.  

The FUFA Executive Committee recently confirmed Ayub Khalifah Kiyingi as the new head coach for the U-20 Women National Women Football team.

He is expected to guide Uganda in the World Cup qualifiers with fixtures set for 23rd-25th September 2021 for the first leg and later from 7th to 9th October 2021 for the return leg. 

Kiyingi earned a promotion from the U17 Women’s National Team replacing Oliver Mbekeka, who was retained as Assistant Coach. 

As the team’s newly appointed head coach, Kiyingi summoned a provisional squad of 30 players whom he will use to execute the world cup qualifying mission. 

Before entering the camp, Kiyingi applauded the local soccer governing body for giving a platform to the girls to participate in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. 

He, however, expressed his fear about the fitness levels of the players who have spent a lot of time without active football.  

//Cue in: Nja kusooka okwebaza …  

 

Cue out: … jida mu shape”//  

  

Those summons as Goalkeepers are Daphine Nyayenga, Joan Namusisi, Esther Akite Okello and Saida Namwanje. Defenders are Sumayah Komuntale, Jolly Kobusinge, Gloria Namugerwa, Grace Aluka, Stella Musubika, Biira Nadunga and Samalie Nakacwa.   

Midfielders are Shamirah Nalugya, Shakirah Nyinagahirwa, Zaina Nandede, Lillian Mutuuzo, Catherine Nagadya, Margaret Kunihira, Kevin Nakacwa, Faridah Namirimu, Gillian Akadinda and Aisha Nantongo. 

The forwards are Fauzia Najjemba, Joan Ainembabazi, Halima Kanyago, Hadijah Nandago, Bernadette Namwenge, Kamiyati Naigaga, Zaituni Namaganda, Joweria Nagadya and Eva Naggayi.

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