MAURITIUS: Uganda Girls U17 national team head coach, Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi has made one change in the eleven players that will start against South Africa in the COSAFA Girls U17 Final at St. Francois Xavier Stadium in Mauritius on Sunday afternoon.
Kawempe Muslim SS midfielder Samali Nakacwa returns to the starting list.
She replaces Katuuso Community SS player Catherine Nagadya who started in the Semifinal match against Botswana.
Team captain Juliet Nalukenge leads the forward alongside Hat-trick heroes Fauzia Najjemba and Margret Kunihira.
Uganda Martyr’s midfielder Kevin Nakacwa and Kawempe Muslim SS player Shakira Nyinagahirwa retain their central midfield roles while Olila HS Bira Nadunga and Kawempe Muslim SS player Stella Musibika are to pair in the central defence. Gillian Akadinda and Patricia Akiror takes over the right and left full-backs respectively.
‘We are ready for the final. The motivation for our players is very high. They are all focused and we are going to put up a strong fight and we shall go back with the trophy.’ Said head coach Ayub Khalifa
In case of a tier in the regular time. The match will progress to kicks from the penalty mark.
The match kicks off at 2:00 pm EAT.
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), Samali Nakacwa (Kawempe Muslim 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), Catherine Nagadya (Katuuso Community SS) Precious Atwiine (Up Hill College), Cissy Kabarwani (King of Kings), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim SS), and Zaitun Namaganda (Taggy High School).