Crested Cranes Carry Out Recovery Training Session

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The Uganda Senior Women National Football Team (The Crested Cranes), carried a light recovery training session on Thursday at MTN-Omondi Stadium Lugogo.

According to the head coach George Lutalo, the light session that lasted for about an hour after the early afternoon downpour, was aimed at regenerating the players’ muscle strength and keeping the focus after yesterday’s game.

Spencer Nakacwa (L) and Juliet Nalukenge in training

Uganda beat Ethiopia 2-0 in the first leg of the AWCON qualifier at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende yesterday, courtesy of Riticia Nabbosa and Fauzia Najjemba goals, to take a comfortable lead ahead of the second leg to be played in Addis Ababa on Tuesday next week.

Crested Cranes players celebrating one of the goals against Ethiopia.

“The recovery session we have had today is just to shake of the fatigue from yesterday’s game but also help the players’ muscles get back to normal training.” He said.

However, midfielder Nabossa who limped off before the end of the first half to pave way for Shamilah Nalugya, sat out the entire recovery session but Lutalo said her condition is not worrying ahead of the crucial encounter in Addis.

Riticia Nabbosa celebrates the opening goal against Ethiopia at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende

“It’s unfortunate that she (Nabossa) got injured yesterday and we have decided to rest her for today’s training as we work on her recovery very soon,” Lutalo said.

The team of 30 has been reduced to 24 with defenders Bira Nadunga (Olila High School WFC), Samalie Nakacwa, Aisha Nantongo and midfielders Resty Kobusobozi, Shakirah Nyinagahirwa, Hadijah Nandago having left for yet another fresh assignment with the Uganda U-20 that joined camp yesterday at FUFA technical center Njeru ahead of the CECAFA U20 Women’s Championship that kicks off on October 28 at the same venue.

The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Ethiopia will face either South Sudan or Kenya at the final qualification phase.

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