FWSL's best two teams take the lion's share in the Cranes' travelling squad

The Crested Cranes after training at Lugogo | FUFA Image

MOROCCO VS UGANDA FWSL's best two teams take the lion's share in the Cranes' travelling squad

Brian Aheebwa 10:10 - 28.11.2023

Crested Cranes' new head coach, Sheryl Botes, has named the final travelling squad for the upcoming international friendly games against Morocco.

The South African initially summoned a 31-man provisional squad, which she has trimmed to 22 players ahead of the trip on Tuesday.

As usual, FUFA Women Super League champion Kampala Queens has the most significant number of representatives.

Crested Cranes' new head coach, Sheryl Botes during a training session at Lugogo | FUFA Image

Interestingly, there is a notable number of players from newly promoted side She Maroons who caught the eye of Botes.

As five players represent Kampala Queens, She Maroons has four players, the most designated teams from the FWSL.

The Crested Cranes posing for a photo moment ahead of the second leg against Cameroon of the 2024 Women's Olimpic Football Tournament Qualifiers in Douala | FUFA Image

Goalkeepers Daisy Nakaziro and Gloria Namakula, defender Sumaya Komutale, and forwards Catherine Nagadya and Zaina Nandede are in for Kampala Queens.

Goalkeeper Proscovia Adongo, defender Justine Najjuko Kizza, midfielder Jackline Adongo, and striker Lillian Kasuubo represent the Maroons.

How the Crested Cranes started in the first leg of the 2024 Women's Olimpic Football Tournament Qualifiers against Cameroon in Njeru | FUFA Image

According to the log, Kampala Queens and She Maroons are the best two teams in the FWSL; the former is positioned first with 10 points, while the latter is placed second with nine points.

Kampala Queens' Fazila Ikwaput, Asia Nakibuka, Elizabeth Nakigozi, and Lillian Mutuuzo are some of the familiar names left out.

It is important to note that Botes was appointed as the new Crested Cranes' head coach this month on a three-year contract, and a Ugandan tactician, Charles Ayiekoh, assists her.

Uganda's two friendlies against Morocco will be played on December 1 and 5 in Casablanca and Rabat, respectively.

The two sides met in the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations, and Morocco defeated Uganda 3-1 in the group stages.

Uganda Crested Cranes' 22-man travelling squad

Goalkeepers: Daisy Nakaziro (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Gloria Namakula (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Proscovia Adongo (She Maroons FC, Uganda)

Defenders: Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Bridget Nabisaalu (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Desire Katisi Natooro (Asubo Ladies FC, Uganda), Jolly Kobusinge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Shakirah Nankwanga (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Justine Najjuko Kizza (She Maroons FC, Uganda), Sumaya Komuntale (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda)

Midfielders: Phiona Nabbumba (Boldklubben AF 1893, Denmark), Joan Nabirye (FK Minsk, Belarus), Jackline Adong (She Maroons FC, Uganda), Zaitun Namaganda (Wakiso Hill WFC, Uganda), Viola Nambi (Pomigliano CF, Italy)

Forwards: Fauzia Najjemba ( ZFK Dynamo Moscow, Russia), Catherine Nagadya (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Zaina Nandede (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Amina Nababi (Rines SS WFC, Uganda), Joanitah Ainembabazi (Simba Queens FC, Tanzania), Lillian Kasuubo (She Maroons FC, Uganda), Kamiyati Naigaga (Asubo Ladies FC, Uganda)