Ayub Khalifa names strong Crested Cranes squad to face Rwanda in Olympic double header

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Sinan RAJUB SENOGA

Crested Cranes interim coach Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi has named a strong 23 player traveling squad that will face Rwanda in the Women’s Olympic Qualifiers.

The team set off for Kigali on Saturday before being welcomed by Rwandan officials at the Katuna border.

The first leg will be played on 12th July at Kigali Pele Stadium with the return leg coming four days later.

Joan Nabirye who plays for Belarusian champions FK Minsk will join the team in Kigali.

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Phiona Nabbumba who plays for Denmark’s B93 is ruled out due to injury and will not make the trip to Rwanda.

The trip comes after Uganda’s convincing 3-1 win over neighbors Tanzania in a friendly match played at Lugogo.

Catherine Nagadya, Fauzia Najjemba and second half substitute Marget Kunihira scored the goals for the Crested Cranes while Opa Clement Tukumbuke was on target for the visitors.

Full Travelling Squad

Goalkeepers
Ruth Aturo, Daisy Nakaziro, Daphine Nyayenga

Defenders
Samalie Nakacwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Shadia Nankya, Asia Nakibuuka, Aisha Nantongo, Bridget Nabisaalu, Jolly Kobusinge

Midfielders
Joan Nabirye, Shamirah Nalugya, Shakirah Nyinagahirwa, Hadijah Nandago, Hasifah Nassuna, Rhoda Nanziri

Forwards
Fauzia Najjemba, Sandra Nabweteme, Catherine Nagadya, Resty Nanziri, Fazila Ikwaput, Joan Ainembabazi, Anitah Namata, Margaret Kunihira

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