George Lutalo has been appointed the head coach of Uganda Women’s National Team (Crested Cranes). He replaces Faridah Bulega who, according to Fufa has enrolled for a CAF B Coaching Course that will between 6th September – 15th December 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Edward Kaziba and James Magala have been retained as assistant and goalkeeping coach respectively.
Former Uganda Cranes goalkeeper, Paul Ssali will serve as the Team Manager while Mable Kabatalindwa and Prossy Nalwadda take up the Team Doctor and Equipment Manager roles respectively.
Their immediate task will be to steer the team through the 2021 COSAFA Women’s Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa slated for 28th September – 9th October 2021.
Fufa and the coaches hope to use the tournament as a precursor for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) Qualifiers where the Crested Cranes will play Ethiopia at the first round phase.
Meanwhile, a provisional squad of 32 players has been summoned to begin preparations for tournament.
The squad named comprises of 4 goalkeepers, 9 defenders, 12 midfielders and 7 forwards. They will enter camp on 10th September 2021.
Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves FC), Elsie Najjemba (Rines WFC), Gloria Namakula (Tooro Queens FC)
Viola Namuddu (Makerere University WFC), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School WFC), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate FC), Phoebe Banura (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Yudayah Nakayenze (Lindey Wilson College, USA), Justin Kizza Najjuko (She Maroons FC), Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC)
Joan Naggayi (She Maroons FC), Rhoda Nanziri (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves FC), Kautharah Naluyima (She Maroons FC), Sheebah Zalwango (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC), Phiona Nabbumba (She Corporate FC), Grace Nassongo (Amuria High School FC), Spencer Nakacwa (Lady Doves FC), Norah Alupo (Lady Doves FC), Amina Nababi (Makerere University WFC), Resty Kobusobozi (Tooro Queens FC), Anita Namata (Uganda Martyrs High School FC)
Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves FC), Sharon Naddunga (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens FC), Sandra Nabweteme (Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar, Iceland), Laki Otandeka (New Jersey Copa FC, USA), Shiraz Natasha (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera FC, Israel)
Head Coach – George Lutalo
Assistant Coach – Edward Kaziba
Goalkeeping Coach – James Magala
Team Manager –Paul Ssali
Team Doctor – Mable Katabalindwa
Equipment Manager – Prossy Nalwadda