Uganda’s Coach Reveals Secret Weapon for FIFA U-17 Women’s Clash

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– Uganda’s women’s football team prepares for FIFA U-17 qualifiers.

– Confident coach anticipates good result against Zambia.

– Friendly match aids evaluation of team’s strengths.

– Uganda defeated Cameroon to reach third round.

Uganda’s women’s football team coach Sherly Botes has said she is confident her team can get a good result away to Zambia in the first leg of the third round of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.

Botes said that her team is very ready and prepared to perform well in Sunday’s match in Lusaka.

“We’ve had a good run in our preparations, and I’m pleased with the commitment and progress shown by the players. The friendly match we played early on Friday against a U-15 boys team has helped evaluate our strengths and areas for improvement,” added the coach.

Uganda beat Cameroon 4-2 on aggregate to qualify for the third round of the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.

The winner between Uganda and Zambia will advance to the final round and face the winner between Morocco and Algeria.

Kenya, Ethiopia, Burundi and Djibouti are the other teams from the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Zone that qualified for the third round.

Three African teams will qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in the Dominican Republic from October 16 to November 3.

The U17 Women’s National Team (Teen Cranes), has been diligently preparing under Coach Botes’ guidance for the past 9 days in a residential camp at Cranes Paradise Hotel Kisaasi. The upcoming fixtures against Zambia represent an opportunity for Uganda’s young football talent to showcase their abilities on the international stage and advance towards the U17 Women’s World Cup.

The journey to Lusaka marks a pivotal moment for the Teen Cranes as they aim to secure passage to the next stage of the U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

Teen Cranes Traveling List: Zambia Vs Uganda -U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers



1. Nakiirya Lillian (St Noah Ss Wfc)

2. Adeke Angella (Royal Queens Fc)


3. Namirimu Faridah (Wakiso Hill Wfc)

4. Natooro Desire Katisi (Asubo Ladies Fc)

5. Kaluya Bethany Lois Mirembe. N. (Brighton And Hove Albion Ladies Fc)

6. Nambuusi Ritah Anitah (Divine Soccer Academy)

7. Katusiime Charity (Tagy High School Wfc)


8. Aujat Dorine (Byafaayo Queens Fc)

9. Namataka Mariam (Byafaayo Queens Fc)

10. Babirye Fahima (Kawempe Muslim Ladies Fc)

11. Nangendo Esther (Kawempe Muslim Ladies Fc)

12. Tamisi Shafiga (Byafaayo Queens Fc)

13. Kainza Joyce (Byafaayo Queens Fc)

14. Nalunkuuma Bushirah Muhammad (Rines Ss Wfc)

15. Nabirye Shadia (Kawempe Muslim Ladies Fc)

16. Namazzi Vanessa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies Fc)


17. Nabukenya Agnes (Kawempe Muslim Ladies Fc)

18. Kabene Sylivia (St Noah Ss Wfc)


1. Ronnie Kalema – Leader Of Delegation

2. Mukatabala Paul Nantulya – National Teams Officer / Advance Party

3. Sheryl Ulanda Botes – Head Coach

4. Ayiekoh Charles Lukula – Assistant Coach

5. David Ribeiro – Goalkeeper Coach

6. Shawn Robert Bishop – Performance Analyst

7. Nsubuga Allan Magunda – Video Analyst

8. Kabatalindwa Mable – Team Doctor

9. Kyasiimire Darlian – Pysiotherapist

10. Nakiguba Cissy Gaudensia – Equipment Manager

11. Kivumbi Joel Cornerious – Media Officer

12. Namusisi Joan – Team Manager

The Teen Cranes will take on Zambia at the third round of the Qualifiers, the first leg slated for 12th May 2024 at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, Kickoff at 12:30pm Local time (1:30pm EAT) while the return leg will be played on 17th May 2024 at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

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