Youth Football

Crested Cranes skipper steadily acclimatizing to the new environment

Crested Cranes skipper Tracy Jones Akiror (R) takes on a South African player at the 2018 COSAFA Women's Championship / Courtesy Images

Uganda Crested Cranes skipper Tracy Jones Akiror is steadily adapting to the new life in the USA but it’s not all rosy for the midfielder.

The former Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC skipper joined Seminole College in Oklahoma to further her education but also have a go at the paid ranks.

“I felt so good when I got the opportunity to come here and the reception has been awesome,” Akiror told

“Of course it’s not easy to quickly get used to the new environment but I must say I’m steadily getting used and I know all will be well,” she added.

Since arriving in the USA, Tracy has featured in two games for her College registering a draw and a win against North East Texas College and Butler College respectively.

Sandra Nabweteme, Joan Nakirya, Yudaya Nakayenze and Sandra Nantumbwe are the other Ugandan female footballers plying their trade in the USA while studying on scholarship.

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