Total Africa Women Championship 2018
Kenya vs Crested Cranes 4th April, in Machakos
Crested Cranes vs Kenya Sunday 8th April, 2018 StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo (Charges: 5,000/- (Ordinary), 10,000/- (VIP)
The National Women team-Crested Cranes got the better of a Kampala Select team by winning the build-up match organized by the technical team to assess the fitness of players.
The Crested Cranes won the match 2-1 played at the Islamic University of Uganda (IUIU) Campus in Kabojja.
2016 FUFA player of the year Hasifah Nassuuna and Juliet Nalukenge netted for Crested Cranes while Uganda Martyr’s Gloria Namugerwa converted a penalty late in the game for Kampala Select.
The skillful Nassuuna capitalized on a defensive mix up to give Crested Cranes the lead early in the first half before substitute Nalukenge used her goal poaching instincts to double her team’s lead in the second half.
The Kampala Select team had a bigger presence of players from the FUFA Women Elite League reigning champions Kawempe Muslim Secondary School who gave the Crested Cranes a run for their money.
Head coach for the Crested Cranes Faridah Bulega was impressed by her team’s performance.
‘I liked the test given to us by our opponents. The players enjoyed the match. We shall keep pushing to get the best out the team in the remaining days before we travel to Kenya’ said Bulega.
Ayub Khalifan and Nkata Moses were in charge of the Kampala Select team.
Crested Cranes used the match as a build up to the two legged qualifiers against Kenya, with the first leg due next week on 4th April in Machakos. The return leg is set for Sunday 8th April at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.
Crested Cranes Starting XI: Aturo Ruth (GK), Aluka Grace, Viola Namuddu, Yudaya Nakayenze, Shadia Nankya, Asia Nakibuka, Damalie Matama, Akiror Tracy, Jackie Nassali, Zainah Namuleme and Hasifah Nassuuna.
Subs made (Crested Cranes)
Nakaziro Daisy in for Aturo Ruth (GK),
Shakira Mutibwa in for Akiror Tracy Jones,
Naluyimba Esther in for Damalie Matama
Resty Nanziri in for Asia Nakibuka
Winnie Babirye in for Nassali Jackie
Julie Nalukenge in for Zainah Namuleme
Nakitto Gladys in for Yudaya Nakayenze
Tinah Nambirigge in for Shadia Nankya
Kampala Select Starting XI: (below)
Adeke Juliet (GK), Nakabugo Mariam, Nazizi Florence, Mukisa Aisha, Nabulya Rehema, Nakasato Rebecca, Shamira Nalugya, Namatovu Sharon, Nanteza Halima, Agnes Namakula and Mutuzo Lillian