Uganda women u-17 coach Khalifa Ayub Kiyingi has rejoined the team coaching staff after fully recovering from covid-19 which he has been battling for a while now.
The youthful coach has rejoined the team this morning to help in the preparation for the u-17 world cup against Cameroon.
Ayub has been under medication after being proven covid-19 positive a while ago. However, after two weeks of self-isolation Kiyingi has been proved negative after a series of tests being made.
Ayub said that having been tested positive for covid-19 and underwent self-isolation with the guidance of the medics, he has fully recovered and proven negative after a series of tests. He also said that he has been cleared to go and continue with his daily chores.
Ayub expressed gratitude to his colleagues for ensuring that the team is preparing well for the qualifiers despite his absence. He also appreciated the medical team, the president of FUFA, Moses Magogo as well as his family for the support they rendered to him during the trying time.
Furthermore, Uganda eliminated Tanzania and Ethiopia to set a date with Cameroon.
The aggregate winner will play in the finals to be held in India. The first leg will be played on the 30th of this month and the second leg will proceed two weeks after.
Meanwhile, the coaches are doing their best in terms of preparing the players and they are also giving 100% effort. Their sole target is to overcome Cameroon and progress to the world cup.
The winner of the match scheduled for 31st will join another 2 nations to represent the continent in the global tournament that will be held in 2021.
Among the players under this training camp include; Daphine Nyayenga, Joan Namusisi and Zulaika Ngamita who are all goalies.
Defender under training include; Grace Aluka, Samalie Nakacwa, Sumaya Komuntale, Bira Naddunga, Gillian Akandinda, Gloria Namugerwa , Patricia Akiror among others
The midfielders include; Winifred Kwatulira, Devine Mirembe, Shamira Nalugya, Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Kevin Nakacwa, Moreen Nangonzi, Rith Nyakato, Sumaya Kyomuhendo, Sumaya Tibazilika among.
Forwards include; Juliet Nalukenge,Zaina Nandede, Fauzia Najjemba,Hadijja Nandago, Margret Kunihira, Catherine Nagadya, Zaitun Namaganda, Eva Nagayi,Kamuyati Naigaga and Brenda Munyana.