Uganda Crested Cranes head coach Faridah Bulega has named a provisional squad to start preparations for the 2019 CECAFA senior Women’s Challenge Cup.
There are 35 players summoned and non-residential training will commence on Thursday, 31st October 2019 at Luzira for five days before the team enters residential camp at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.
The Crested Cranes were drawn with Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti in group B.
The regional tournament is slated for November 14th to 23rd, and will be played at the Chamanzi Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
By 12th November 2019, the final team will be named to travel to Dar es Salaam.
Goalkeeper Ruth Aturo will be captain and the assistant captain will be confirmed in due course.
Crested Cranes Squad
Goalkeepers: Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Irene Atumango (Lady Doves), Vannesa Karungi (She Corporate)
Defenders: Viola Namuddu (Makerere University), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate), Mercy Nabulobi (UCU Lady Cardinals), Margret Birabirwa (Muteesa I Royal University), Marion Amangat (Olila High School), Brendah Nandagire (Uganda Martyrs), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim), Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School), Grace Aluka (Maroons Women Football Club), Aisha Namukisa (Kawempe Queens)
Midfielders: Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim), Sarah Nakuya (Nkumba University), Norah Alupo (Saviors), Zaina Nandede (She Kataka), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves), Esther Beatrice Adokole (She Kataka), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Harriet Nakuba (Kampala Queens), Phiona Nabumba (She Corporate), Amina Nababi (Makerere University), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)
Forwards: Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim), Rashidah Nankya (Uganda Martyrs), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves), Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim), Mable Kusasira (Kampala Queens)