MAURITIUS: Uganda Girls U17 are leading Botswana by 6-0 at halftime in Mauritius. The goals came from Margret Kunihira 4′ 24′, Juliet Nalukenge 6′ 14′ and Fauzia Najjemba 35′ 45′
Team head coach Ayub Khalifa has announced the 11players that started in the COSAFA Girls U17 semifinal match against Botswana this Friday at St. Francois Xavier Stadium.
Katuuso Community SS forward Catherine Nagadya makes her first start in the championship. She replaced Samali Nakacwa who started against Comoros in the last group A match.
Skipper Juliet Nalukenge leads the forward alongside Fauzia Najjemba and Margret Kunihira.
Kevin Nakacwa retains her central midfield role with Shakira Nyinagahirwa as her partner in the center of the park.
Olila High School’s Bira Nadunga and Kawempe Muslim SS player Stella Musibika will continue to pair in the central defence.
Patricia Akiror and Gillian Akadinda take over the right and left full-backs respectively.
‘We are 100% ready for this semifinal. We worked on all the aspects that will give us victory. All my players are focused and we shall play for a win.’ head coach Ayub Khalifa notes.
In case of a tier in the regular time. The match will progress to kicks from the penalty mark.
The match is live on 102.1 FUFA fm.
Uganda Girls U17 XI:
Daphine Nyayenga (GK) (Uganda Martyrs HS), Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim SS), Bira Nadunga (Olila High School), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim SS), Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim SS), Juliet Nalukenge (Captain – Kawempe MuslimSS), Fauzia Najjemba (Mukono High School), Catherine Nagadya (Katuuso Community SS).
Joan Namusisi (GK) (Mukono HS), Gift Nasasira (GK) (Gadafi Integrated), Sumayah Komuntale (King of Kings), Moureen Nangonzi (Mukono HS), Samali Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim SS), Precious Atwiine (Up Hill College), Cissy Kabarwani (King of Kings), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim SS), and Zaitun Namaganda (Taggy High School).