Uganda Vs Botswana
Venue: St. Francois Xavier Stadium
Kick-off: 11:00 AM EAT
Uganda Girls U17 National Team head coach Ayub Khalifa has announced the eleven players that will start in the COSAFA Girls U17 semifinal match against Botswana this Friday at St. Francois Xavier Stadium in Mauritius.
Katuuso Community SS forward Catherine Nagadya makes her first start in the championship. She replaces Samali Nakacwa who started against Comoros in the last group A match.
Skipper Juliet Nalukenge(top scorer with 15 goals) 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.
Uganda has rather had a better scoring run that elevated them to the group A summit with a goal difference of 11 ahead of Zambia with whom they shared points.
This not withholding the thrashing of Comoros in a 20 thrilling encounter as well as netting 11 to humiliate Mauritius hence forth.
The match kicks off at 11:00am EAT and will be 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)