Ayub Khalifa summons Cranes team for Rwanda duty in Olympics qualifier

Crested Cranes- players in a previous warm up session

OLYMPICS 2024: Ayub Khalifa summons Cranes team for Rwanda duty in Olympics qualifier

Fred Mwambu 09:51 - 28.06.2023

FUFA has confirmed that Ayub Khalifa will be in charge of the Uganda Crested Cranes in the Olympics Qualifier

FUFA has confirmed that Ayub Khalifa will be in charge of the Uganda Crested Cranes against Rwanda in the upcoming 2024 Olympics qualifier.

The Crested Cranes will host the first leg of the first-round encounter on July 11th before flying for the second leg a week later.

With the process to search for the next head coach still pending, Fufa has confirmed that Khalifa will be in charge.

“The team summoned will be under the stewardship of Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi, who, upon appointment as Uganda U20 Women’s National Team head coach, became the assistant coach of the senior team in the new changes made by the FUFA Executive Committee,” FUFA confirmed.

The coach was reinstated as the national under-20 football team manager early this month and was later handed the under-18 role on an interim basis for the CECAFA assignment.

Khalifa has summoned a team of 35 players that will enter camp on Thursday 28th, to start preparations.

The aggregate winner of the tie will face Cameroon in the second round.

Uganda Crested Cranes provisional squad;

Goalkeepers - Ruth Aturo (Alshabab FC Women, Saudi Arabia), Daisy Nakaziro (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Daphine Nyayenga (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Hadijah Nalongo (UCU Lady Cardinals, Uganda), Sharon Kaidu (Uganda Martyrs Lubaga WFC, Uganda)

Defenders - Jolly Kobusinge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Asia Nakibuuka (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Sumaya Komuntale (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Lukiya Namubiru (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Shakira Nankwanga (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Stella Musibika (She Corporate FC, Uganda), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Desire Katisi Natooro (Kataka She FC, Uganda), Patience Nabulobi (Uganda Martyrs Lubaga WFC, Uganda), Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Samalie Nakacwa (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda)

Midfielders - Joan Nabirye(FC Minsk, Belarus), Zaituni Namaganda (Asubo Gafford Ladies FC, Uganda), Shamirah Nalugya (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Shakirah Nyinagahirwa (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Phiona Nabbumba (Boldklubben AF 1893, Denmark), Hadijah Nandago (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Rhodah Nanziri (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Elizabeth Nakigozi (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda)

Forwards - Fauzia Najjemba (ZFK Dynamo Moscow, Russia), Hasifah Nassuna (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Zaina Nandede (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Sandra Nabweteme (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera WFC, Israel), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Ashiat Naluggwa (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Fazila Ikwaput (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Joanita Ainembabazi (Ceasiaa Queens FC, Tanzania), Catherine Nagadya (Uganda Martyrs Lubaga WFC, Uganda), Margaret Kunihira (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Anita Namata (Vihiga Queens, Kenya)

Crested Cranes Technical team

Assistant Head Coach -Ayub Khalifa KiyingiGoalkeeping Coach -Mubaraka KiberuFitness Coach – Felix Ayobo

Team Doctor – Mable KabatalindwaTeam Coordinator – Joan NamusisiEquipment Manager- ProssyNalwaddaMedia Officer- Aminah Babirye

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