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CRESTED CRANES: Aturo to captain Crested cranes as CECAFA bound squad is named

The Crested Cranes team that played in their final preparation game against UCU. The crested Cranes won 5-0

Uganda Crested Cranes technical team led by head coach Faridah Bulega has released the final list of players for the CECAFA Women Championship scheduled to run from 16th to 25th November 2019 in Tanzania.

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

UCU Lady Cardinals’ goalie Ruth Aturo will captain the team during the nine days tournament.

The team successfully finalized their residential camp yesterday with a 5-0 win over UCU Lady Cardinals in a build-up match at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

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The team will travel to Tanzania today, Thursday 14th November and will on Sunday 17th play their first group B match against Djibouti at Chamazi Stadium.

They will then play against Ethiopia and sum it up with a rivalry tie against Kenya on Tuesday 19th November and Thursday 21st November at Chamazi Stadium respectively.

The top two teams from both group A and B will progress to the Semi-finals.

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The full final Crested Cranes travelling Squad.

Goalkeepers: Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardials), Namusisi Joan (Isra soccer Academy)

Defenders: Viola Namuddu (Makerere University), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate), Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School) Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslim SS Ladies FC), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens).

Midfielders: Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves), Harriet Nakuba (Kampala Queens), Amina Nababi (Makerere University), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)

Forwards: Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves), Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC)

Head coach: Faridah Bulega

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