Juliet Nalukenge, the Crested Cranes and Kawempe Muslim forward has hailed her father for being supportive of her football career and promises to make him proud by playing in professional a league outside Uganda.
The 17 year old girl was born to Paul Kasule and Jane Nakacwa.
She is Currently reigning FUFA women’s Most Valuable Player of the Year 20019.
She captained the Crested Cranes U17 team to back title victories in Cecafa Women Championship and Cosafa Women Championship were she emerged as the top scorer with 18 goals wining the golden boot.
“In my Family, its My father and brother who play football. My father played for local teams when he was young and my brother still playing . I used to watch him play and I would be so happy. when he noticed that I love football, he started encouraging me to so better.” Juliet Nalukenge told CAFonline.com
“He comes to watch me I some of my matches and helps me correct my mistakes, my dream is to make him proud one and play professional football outside Uganda.” She Added.
Nalukenge has so appeared on score sheet five times in the ongoing U17 FIFA world Cup qualifiers set beheld in India early next and Uganda is just one hurdle away to make history, Uganda have knock out Cameroon who have featured in the last edition of tournament if they make history.
But Juliet Nalukenge is optimistic that they have done well in the qualifiers knocking out Ethiopia and Tanzania, she believes they have everything to make history.
“It would mean a lot for us if we manage to earn qualification, I think we have done well in the qualifiers and I believe we have what it takes to make history for Uganda. The fact that no other previous team has archived this is a motivation for us,” She Said.
“If we manage to qualify to Fifa U17 women world cup, it would open so many doors to us and that is why we are working so had to archive that, My dream is to play in Europe and I know I can archive ttime”
“I would also like to help the senior team qualify for women’s African Cup of Nations for the first time, I think we have what it takes because over the last years we have improved more and whenever play. Many people turned up in the stadium . that’s a good sign.” She Concluded.
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