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African Games: Debutants Uganda touch down in Ghana

Ambrose Ahimbisibwe

The Uganda U-20 Women’s National team, Queen Cranes, are among the latest arrivals in Ghana for the 13th edition of African Games.

Left the country on Wednesday afternoon, the contingent is now safe in Cape Coast city where the women football tournament will take place.

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Not like the male counterparts, the ladies are making their maiden appearance at the multi-Sport event.

In the opening fixture, Uganda play neighbors Tanzania on 9th March, then Ethiopia three days later, and conclude group A action with hosts Ghana on 15th March.

Travelled with a 20 player squad, the East African side is coached by South African international Sherly Botes.

Queen Cranes Squad

Goalkeepers
Sharon Kaidu (Uganda Martyrs Lubaga WFC, Uganda), Esther Akujo (She Maroons FC, Uganda), Cecilia Kamuli (FC Tooro Queens, Uganda)

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Defenders
Harima Kanyago (UCU Lady Cardinals FC, Uganda), Catherine Wujja (Rines SS WFC, Uganda), Claire Hilder Kebirungi (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Docus Lwalisa (Olila High School WFC, Uganda), Patricia Akiror (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Shakirah Nankwanga (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda)

Midfielders
Krusum Namutebi (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Shamirah Nalugya (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Phiona Nabulime (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, Uganda), Shamusa Najjuma (Uganda Martyrs Lubaga WFC, Uganda), Sumaya Nabuto (Isra Soccer Academy FC, Uganda)

Forwards
Latifah Nakasi (Uganda Martyrs Lubaga WFC, Uganda), Magret Kunihira (Ceasiaa Queens FC, Tanzania), Zainah Nandede (Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Juliet Nalukenge (Apollon Ladies FC, Cyprus), Catherine Nagadya ( Kampala Queens FC, Uganda), Immaculate Kizza (She Maroons FC)

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