Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has appointed Kawempe Muslim SS Women Football Team coach Ayub Khalifan as the head coach of the Uganda Women U17 football team that will participate in the COSAFA U17 Championship starting from 20th to 29th September 2019 in Mauritius.
The appointment was announced by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo during the FUFA Women Football Symposium at Kabira Country Club in Kampala on Wednesday afternoon.
Namuyanja Hadijah will serve as the assistant head coach while Olive Mbekeka is the team trainer. Moses Oloya is named as the goalkeeping coach.
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Nansikombi Stellah who works at Ntinda United is the Medical personnel, Joan Namusisi-Team Coordinator while Alex Kasirye is the Media Officer.
The tournament is composed of countries that make up the Confederation of South African Football Associations (COSAFA).
Being the guest team, Uganda will compete with other 7 teams Mauritius, South Africa, Zambia, Madagascar, Comoros, Botswana and Seychelles that are placed in two different groups.
According to the draws held on Wednesday afternoon in Mauritius, Uganda is in group A with the hosts Mauritius, Zambia, and Comoros.
“I feel honored to be appointed head coach of the women U17 national team. It’s not a simple task but I am ready to serve the game” Ayub Khalifan told the fufa website
This is the first Uganda U17 women national team to be assembled in the history of Ugandan football.
He has been handling women football since 2000 and won almost every trophy at different levels of women football in Uganda and East Africa.
Similarly, it’s the first national team appointment for the four-time FUFA Women Elite League winner Ayub Khalifah.
The appointment comes on the back of his glorious moment when he recently won the East African Secondary Schools girls’ title (FEASSSA Games) in Arusha as the head coach for Kawempe Muslim SS Girls football team.
Head Coach: Ayub Khalifan
Assistant Head Coach: Nauayanja Hadijah
Trainer: Olive Mbekeka
Goalkeeper Coach: Moses Oloya
Team Doctor: Nansikombi Stella
Team Coordinator: Namusisi Joan
Media Officer: Alex Kasirye
COSAFA Women U-17 Championship:
Group A: Mauritius, Uganda, Zambia, and Comoros
Group B: South Africa, Botswana, Seychelles, and Madagascar.