Ayub Khalifa names travelling squad to Ghana | FIFA U20 Women’s WCQ

The list of 20 players, consists of three goalkeepers, six defenders, six midfielders and five forwards.

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The Uganda Under 20 Women’s National Team squad that will depart for Ghana on Thursday has been revealed. Image Right/ FUFA Media.

Uganda U20 Women’s National Team head coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi has named the squad that will make the trip to Ghana for the return leg in the fourth round of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

The list of 20 players, consists of three goalkeepers, six defenders, six midfielders and five forwards.

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Forward Juliet Nalukenge who missed the first leg is also back into the squad and will be expected to lead the hunt for Uganda’s goals.

The team will depart for Ghana on Thursday morning (2am) with the game slated for Saturday, 5th February in Cape Coast.

The West Africans will carry into the Saturday game a 2-1 first leg advantage earned at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende. The aggregate winner between the two countries will progress to the final qualifying round in which they take on Ethiopia or Tanzania.

Traveling squad
Goalkeepers
Daphine Nyayenga (Lady Doves FC), Joan Namusisi (Kampala Queens FC), Diana Natukunda (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC).

Defenders
Sumayah Komuntale (Tooro Queens FC), Grace Aluka (Olila High School FC, Bira Nadunga (Olila High School FC), Samalie Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim FC), Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC).

Midfielders
Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Shakirah Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs High School), Eva Naggayi (Rines SS WFC), Phionah Nabulime (Devine Soccer Academy WFC), Ronah Regina Nantege (She Corporate FC)

Forwards
Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Juliet Nalukenge (Chrysomolia FC), Zaina Nandede (Kataka SHE FC), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens FC)

Officials
Head of Delegation – Agnes Mugena
Head Coach – Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi
Assistant Coach – Oliver Mbekeka
Goalkeeping Coach – James Magala
Fitness Trainer – Arthur Kyesimira
Team coordinator – Joan Namusisi
Kit and Equipment Manager- Cissy Nakiguba
Team Doctor- Stella Nankumba
Media Officer- Alex Kasirye

FUFA Delegate – Owek. Florence Bagunywa Nkalubo

FUFA Official – Paul Kolobbe Waiswa

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