Uganda U17 Women’s national team defeats Kampala Select in practice match #Uganda


Uganda U17
Women’s national team 2-1 Kampala Select

Technical Centre, Njeru

Uganda U17
Women’s national team pipped a select team from Kampala in a practice match
played on Wednesday morning at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.

The team
that is preparing to play at the 2019 COSAFA U17 Women’s Championship in
Maritius won the game 2-1.

Juliet Nalukenge and diminutive forward Shakira Nyinagahirwa both from Kawempe
Muslim SS socred for the national team while Ronah Nantege came off the bench
to pull one back for Kampala Select team.

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Joel Muyita | Kawowo Sports Captains and match officials pose for a photo before kick off

national team got the better chances especially in the first half with Fauzia
Najjemba and Nalukenge all getting close but failed to find the target.

It was
Nyinagahirwa who opened the scores when he tapped home past onrushing
goalkeeper Akujo in goal for Kamapala Select team.

long pass from the left wing cut across the defence line and met Nyinagahirwa
at the far post. She calmly controlled and lobbed the ball into the back of the

Ayub Khalifa’s
charges nearly doubled the lead moments later when Najjemba went through on
goal but his attempted lobe past the goalkeeper sailed a few inches wide.

made two changes before the break introducing Maureen Nangozi and Catherine
Nabukeera for Zaitun Namaganda and Kevin Nakachwa respectively.

In the
second stanza, Kampala Select coached by Isma Mukiibi also called for changes
bringing on Ronah Nantege, Immaculate Odalu, Swabrah Nkooba, Shakira Nalule,
Brenda Kwaka, Asiat Naluggwa, Shamina Birungi, Alizik Namakula, Eve Nagayi,
Patricia Busingye and Jovia Nassanga among others.

indicated, the practice match helped him assess his team knows where he needs
to improve.

was a good gauge for us to know where we stand. The progress is evident since
we began the camp and I’m optimistic we will continue to improve in areas we
struggled today.”

Uganda was
invited to take part in the 2019 championship and is placed in Group A
alongside hosts Mauritius, Comoros and Zambia.

Group B has
South Africa, Botswana, Seychelles and Madagascar with the tournament 20th
-20th September 2019.

Uganda U17 Starting XI

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Joel Muyita | Kawowo Sports Uganda U17 Women’s national team starting XI

Daphine Nanyenga,
Esther Adokole, Partricia Akiror, Stella Musibika, Bira Naddunga, Kevin
Nakachwa, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Zaitun Namaganda, Margaret Kunihira, Juliet
Nalukenge, Fauzia Najjemba


Kampala Select Starting XI

Esther Akujo,
Naziz Florence, Maimuna Nakiranda, Mariam Nakabugo, Sarah Abonyo, Peninah
Akuku, Atuhaire Christine, Tracy Kaire, Anita Namata, Margaret Nalubega, Mebel

Group A





Group B





Uganda’s Fixtures

September 2019 – Uganda vs Zambia

September 2019 – Uganda vs Mauritius

September 2019 – Comoros vs Uganda

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Nyayenga Daphine (Uganda Martrys), Nyamita
Zulaika (Pride College), Namusisi Joan (Mukono High), Nasasira Gift (Gadafi
Integrated) and Kamuli Cecila (King of Kings).

Defenders: Akadinda Gilian (Olila High School), Kabarwani
Cissy (King of Kings), Nangozi Maureen (Mukono High School), Lwetuso Regina
(Taggy High School), Abba Immaculate (Gadafi Integrated), Atwiine Precious
(Upper Hill College), and Namuddu Aisha (Sheema Girls).

Midfielders: Nakacwa Kevin (Uganda Martrys), Nakacwa Samali
(Kawempe Muslim SS), Nyinagahirwa Shakira (Kawempe Muslim SS), Kunuhira Margret
(Kawempe Muslim SS), Nyakato Ruth (King of Kings), Babirye Sarah (Kayindu SS),
Abiyo Racheal (Olila High School), and Komuntale Sumayah (King of Kings).

Forwards: Nalukenge Juliet (Kawempe Muslim SS),
Najjemba Fauzia (Mukono High), Nakiyingi Sophie (Gadafi Integrated), Nagadya
Catherine (Katuuso Community SS), Nandede Zainah (Amus College), Namaganda
Zaitun (Taggy High School), Nadunga Bira (Olila High School), Nandago Hadijah
(Kawempe Muslim SS), Chandia Lillian (Alele SS) and Adokole Esther (Amus

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