A provisional squad of 28 players has been summoned to start preparations for the forthcoming encounter against Ghana in the FIFA U-20 Women World Cup qualifiers.
According to a press release by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations-FUFA, the team will enter residential camp on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisaasi and conduct their first training session at Lugogo Stadium.
The squad has goalkeepers; Daphine Nyayenga, Joan Namusisi, Diana Natukunda, and Saida Namwanje. Defenders; Sumayah Komuntale, Grace Aluka, Biira Nadunga, Samalie Nakacwa and Harima Kanyago, Aisha Nantongo and Asia Nakibuuka and midfielders, Shakirah Nyinagahirwa, Phiona Nabulime, Catherine Nagadya, Margaret Kunihira, Kevin Nakacwa, Zaituni Namaganda, and Eva Naggayi.
It also has captain Fauzia Najjemba, Hadijah Nandago, Juliet Nalukenge, Joweria Nagadya, Kamuyati Naigaga, Ronah Regina Nantege, Zaina Nandede, and Lillian Mutuuzo, as forwards. Also in the summoned team is defender Winnie Nakanwagi and the midfielder Shamirah Nalugya who missed the last qualifying encounters with South Africa in the third round with a shoulder injury.
The women juniors will host the Western African side Ghana on January 22, 2021, at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende in the first leg of the fourth round of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers before the two teams face off in a return-leg two weeks later.
The qualifiers that started last August with 40 teams have now entered the fourth round with 8 teams. According to the qualifiers’ setting, the best two teams will book tickets to represent Africa in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
To reach the fourth round, Uganda eliminated Giants South Africa on an aggregate of 1-0. Uganda defeated South Africa in the first leg at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende before the two teams played to a goalless draw in the return leg to help Uganda qualify.