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UGANDA U16 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TRAVELLING SQUAD FOR UEFA FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT

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Coach Charles Ayiekoh Lukula has confirmed the travelling squad of Uganda U16 Women’s National Team that will play at the inaugural UEFA U16 Friendship Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.

The final squad named has 19 players and the contingent that also has nine officials will travel to Turkey on Tuesday morning at 5:00am aboard Turkish Airlines.

The invitational tournament is an initiative by UEFA and this is the inaugural edition that will feature eight nations namely; Uganda, hosts Turkey, Botswana, USA, Vietnam, China, Paraguay and Wales.

Uganda is pooled in Group B alongside China, Wales and Paraguay and will kick off the campaign on Thursday 11th April against Paraguay.

The Tournament will run between 9th -19th April 2024 at the Turkish Football Federation training centre in Riva, Istanbul.

It should be noted that the team entered residential camp on Thursday last week at Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisaasi and had one practice match against Kawempe Muslim SS on Sunday ending in a 3-2 win for the latter.

Ayiekoh will lead the technical team and will be deputised by William Moses Nkata.

Travelling Squad.

Goalkeepers
Dorcus Namboozo (Amus College School), Victory Bynam Tendo (Rines SS)

Defenders
Charity Katusiime (Tagy High School), Grace Adong (Bukedea Comprehensive School), Nambuya Sharlom(Amus College School), Ritah Anitah Nambuusi (Lamminas Secondary School)

Midfielders
Bushira Muhammad Nalunkuuma (Amus College School), Justine Kinsumbya (Tagy High School), Asia Kakai (Amus College School), Shafiga Tamisi (Amus College School), Monica Bulya (Rines SS), Gloria Apio (Bukedea Comprehensive School), Vanessa Namazzi (Kawempe Muslim SS), Patricia Namugenyi (Kawempe Muslim SS), Shakirah Nakintu (Kawempe Muslim SS)

Forwards
Angel Ainembabazi (Rines SS), Isabella Winfred Blick Kabarozi (Uganda Martyrs High School, Lubaga), Shadia Nabirye (Kawempe Muslim SS), Yusraa Nambooze (Kawempe Muslim SS)

Officials

Charles Ayiekoh Lukula – Head Coach

William Moses Nkata – Assistant Coach

Rogers Keny Tezigwa – Goalkeeping Coach

Allan Magunda Nsubuga – Video Analyst

Mable Kabatalindwa – Team Doctor

Joan Namusisi – Team Manager

Prossy Nalwadda – Equipment Manager

Ronnie Lusulire – Media Officer

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