‘Our ultimate target is winning against Cameroon’ – Nalukenge

Uganda U-17 girls national team skipper Juliet Nalukenge asserts that their ultimate target is to secure a win against Cameroon.

Uganda will face Cameroon on October 31, in the first leg of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup final qualification fixture with the second leg in two weeks time. With the winner securing a slot in the final tournament.

According to Nalukenge, the coaches have given them the best training and now their main focus is on registering a win against the West African side.

“Our coaches give us the best training,” Nalukenge told Fufa media before adding.

“As players, we are giving in our best, we are so motivated and focused on winning Cameroon’s game on October 31,” she added.

Uganda kicked off preparation for the qualifier on Friday, October 9, at StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.

The team is under the stewardship of coaches Hadijjah Namuyanja, Oliver Mbekeka and James Magala as head coach Ayub Khalifa is in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

The winner between Uganda and Cameroon on aggregate will together with two other countries represent Africa at the finals to be hosted by India between February and March 2021.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Daphine Nyayenga, Joan Namusisi, Zulaika Ngamita

Defenders: Grace Aluka, Samalie Nakacwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Naddunga, Gillian Akadinda, Gloria Namugerwa, Stella Musubuka, Patricia Akiror

Midfielders: Winnifred Kwatulira, Devine Mirembe, Shamira Nalugya, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Kevin Nakacwa, Moreen Nangonzi, Ruth Nyakato, Sumaya Kyomuhendo, Sumaya Tibazalika

Forwards: Juliet Nalukenge, Zaina Nandede, Fauzia Najjemba, Hadijjah Nandago, Margaret Kunihira, Catherine Nagadya, Zaitun Namaganda, Eva Nagayi, Kamuyati Naigaga, Brenda Munyana

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