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Crested Cranes Start Residential Camp

The Crested cranes started residential training on Tuesday

Uganda’s national women’s football team intensified their preparations ahead of the women’s CECAFA tournament by entering residential camp.

The team comprising 26 players started residential camp on Tuesday at the Njeru technical centre in Jinja.

After seven days of non-residential training that started on 30th August at Phillip Omondi stadium, prostate http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/plugins/thrive-leads/editor-templates/post_footer/41_set.php the team headed to Njeru on Tuesday to make final preparations ahead of the CECAFA tournament that starts on Sunday, information pills http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-publicize-endpoint.php September 11th.

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The Crested cranes head coach, Nantanda Majidah trimmed the squad from 50 players that she summoned to 26 players who are in camp.

“We summoned many players because we wanted to give everyone a chance and after assessing them, we had to remain with a manageable squad,” said Nantanda.

The team was boosted with two foreign based players who joined the camp on Friday last week that is defender Jean Peace Sseninde from Queen’s Park Rangers and forward Laki Otandeka from USA.

The players who were engaged with their schools at the recently concluded East African Secondary school games in Eldoret,Kenya also joined the team on Monday. Catherine Nakiridde of Masaka Secondary school and the quartet of Joan Nakirya, Tracy Jones Akiror, Yudaya Nakayenze and Hassifa Nassuna from Kawempe Muslim trained with the team on Monday.

The team in camp comprises three goalkeepers, 9 defenders, 8 mid fielders and six strikers.

Hosts, Uganda who are in group A start the tournament against rivals Kenya on Sunday.

Group A: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Zanzibar

Group B : Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia

Crested cranes team

Goalkeepers:
Fatuma Kim Matovu, Ruth Aturo, Cissy Nakiguba

Defenders:
Jean Peace Sseninde, Gladys Nakitto, Christine Wanyana, Stella Kaliba, Tina Nambirigge, Florence Nakalule, Faridah Kisitu, Joan Nakirya, Yudaya Nakayenze

Mid fielders:
Naome Nagadya, Rita Nabbosa, Halima Kembabazi, Betty Namataka, Barbara Nakyanzi, Norah Alupo, Fazirah Ikwaput, Tracy Jones Akiror.

Strikers:
Laki Otandeka, Asia Nakibuuka, Zaina Namuleme, Winnie Babirye, Hassifah Nassuna, Catherine Nakiridde.

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