Tokyo 2020 Olympics Qualifier:
1st Leg 3rd April 2019:
Ethiopia Vs Uganda at National Stadium, Addis Ababa.
2nd Leg 6th April 2019: Uganda Vs Ethiopia at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo, Kampala.
USA based forward Sandra Nabweteme and defender Yudaya Nakayenze arrived in the country last night aboard SN Brussels ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olyimpics qualification double header against against Ethiopia.
The former Kawempe Muslim lethal forward was excited to reunite with her teammates after nearly four years and rallied them to play as a team if they are to pick up positive results off Ethiopia.
I am excited to be back home and play for my country. It will be a tough match but I’m confident of good results. Let’s plan as a team and get the best from the competition
She said upon arrival.
Crested Cranes head coach Faridah Bulega now has a full squad of 30 players following the arrival of the duo. Another foreign-based player Fazila Ikwapu arrived on Sunday evening and started training with the rest of her teammates on Monday.
The team changed the training environment from the artificial turf in Njeru to grass pitch at the The Mighty Arena-home of Uganda Premier League side-K-Jinja SS FC.
Bulega is expected to name her final squad this weekend before traveling to Ethiopia on Monday, April 1st for the first leg game on April 3.
The Crested Cranes squad.
Goal keepers:Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Diasy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Vannessa Kalungi (She Corporates)Juliet Adeke (Kawempe Muslim)
Defenders-Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens), Vola Namuddu (Makerere), Phaobe Banura (UCU L.C), Margret Birabwa (Muteesa I Royal), Wilmer Nantumbwe (She Corporates), Yudaya Nakayenze (Seminole Sate College, USA), Gladys Nakitto (Lady Doves), Grace Aluka (Kawempe Moslem), Marion Amangat (Olila HS)
Midfeilders-Phionah Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Moslem), Teddy Najjuma (UCU L.C), Shamilah Nalujja (Isra Academy), Fausia Najjemba (Isra), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens), Anitah Namata (Kawempe Moslem), Susan Atim (Olila HS), Ritah Nabbosa (Lady Doves).
Strikers-Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Moslem), Monica Namwase (Kampala Queens), Hasifa Nassuna (UCU L.C), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Sandra Nabweteme (SW Oklahoma University, USA) and Fazira Ikwaput (BIIK Kazygurt, Kazakhstan)