Women football: U20 coach Ayub Khalifan delighted with team progress

Uganda will face Kenya in the first round of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup with fixtures scheduled for 23rd -25th September 2021 (First leg) and 7th -9th October 2021 (Second Leg).

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Uganda U20 Women’s National Team head coach Ayub Khalifan Kiyingi has expressed delight with the progress of the preparations so far.

The team has been in camp for five days at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru and Kiyinigi believes with the full squad at his disposal following the arrival of 3 players from Lady Doves FC, the shape is slowly forming.

Coach Ayub Kahalifani (R) along with his assistants| Fufa Media.

“We have moved on well so far, since entering camp. The girls have been well and we don’t have any injuries and the camp was boosted with the arrival of the three players from Lady Doves. I don’t doubt their fitness levels because they have active. For the days we have been in camp, we surely have the skeleton of the team and know where to improve.” He said.

Kiyingi indicates that he wants to get the best out of the players in the days to come by instilling the spirit of competitiveness.

“We still want them to compete in the days we have until the first game so that we get the best out of them.”

Uganda will face Kenya in the first round of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup with fixtures scheduled for 23rd -25th September 2021 (First leg) and
7th -9th October 2021 (Second Leg).

Under-20 Provisional Squad


Goalkeepers
Daphine Nyayenga (Lady Doves FC), Joan Namusisi (Kampala Queens FC), Esther Akite Okello (Olila High School FC), Saida Namwanje (Luweero Giant Queens FC)

Defenders
Sumayah Komuntale (Tooro Queens FC), Jolly Kobusinge (Tooro Queens FC), Shakira Nankwanga(Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Grace Aluka (Olila High School FC), Stella Musubika (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Biira Nadunga (Olila High School FC), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim FC), Halima Kanyago (Lady Doves FC), Faridah Namirimu (Wakiso Hills WFC), Gillian Akadinda (Olila High School FC), Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim Ladies)

Midfielders
Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Shakirah Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Zaina Nandede (Kataka SHE FC), Lillian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens), Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs High School), Margaret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs High School FC)

Forwards
Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens), Joan Ainembabazi (Tooro Queens FC), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Bernadette Namwenge (Ajax Queens FC), Kamiyati Naigaga (Taggy High School FC), Zaituni Namaganda (Taggy High School FC), Joweria Nagadya (Lady Doves FC), Eva Naggayi (Rines SS WFC)

Officials
Head Coach – Ayub Khalifan Kiyingi
Assistant Coach – Oliver Mbekeka
Goalkeeping Coach – Mubarak Kiberu
Team Doctor – Stella Nankumba
Equipment Manager – Cissy Nakiguba
Media Officer – Faridah Tomusange Nassejje

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