Uganda Cubs to Hold Training Sessions at National Heroes Stadium

Uganda Cubs to Hold Training Sessions at National Heroes Stadium

The Uganda U17 Women’s National Team is set to train at Lusaka’s National Heroes Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The team arrived safely at Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on Friday.

In the first leg of the 3rd round FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifier against Zambia on Sunday, the Cubs will face the highly rated Copper Princesses at the National Heroes Stadium. This match marks the first time a junior women’s international match will be played at the magnificent 60,000-capacity venue.

Head coach Sheryl Botes expressed confidence in her team’s ability to deliver on Sunday, with kickoff set for 12:30. She praised the players’ commitment and progress in preparation, noting that friendly matches had been beneficial in evaluating their strengths and areas for improvement.

Following Sunday’s match, the team will host Zambia five days later at Kitende’s St Mary’s Stadium. The winner between Morocco and Algeria will face either Zambia or Uganda. Zambia had eliminated Tanzania in the previous round.

Here is the squad list:


  • Nakiirya Lillian (St Noah Ss Wfc)
  • Adeke Angella (Royal Queens Fc)


  • Namirimu Faridah (Wakiso Hill Wfc)
  • Natooro Desire Katisi (Asubo Ladies Fc)
  • Kaluya Bethany Lois Mirembe. N. (Brighton And Hove Albion Ladies Fc)
  • Nambuusi Ritah Anitah (Divine Soccer Academy)
  • Katusiime Charity (Tagy High School Wfc)


  • Aujat Dorine (Byafaayo Queens Fc)
  • Namataka Mariam (Byafaayo Queens Fc)
  • Babirye Fahima (Kawempe Muslim Ladies Fc)
  • Nangendo Esther (Kawempe Muslim Ladies Fc)
  • Tamisi Shafiga (Byafaayo Queens Fc)
  • Kainza Joyce (Byafaayo Queens Fc)
  • Nalunkuuma Bushirah Muhammad (Rines Ss Wfc)
  • Nabirye Shadia (Kawempe Muslim Ladies Fc)
  • Namazzi Vanessa (Kawempe Muslim Ladies Fc)


  • Nabukenya Agnes (Kawempe Muslim Ladies Fc)
  • Kabene Sylivia (St Noah Ss Wfc)

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