The Uganda team that competes at the COSAFA Women’s Under-17 Championship in Mauritius will have an experienced coach at the helm in the form of Ayub Khalifa.
Khalifa has achieved enormous success in Uganda and is a four-time FUFA Women Elite League winner, showcasing his ability to create successful teams and bring home trophy success.
He will be assisted by Hadijah Namuyanja, also known as the ‘Lady Mourinho’, while Moses Oloya will act as goalkeeper coach.
Khalifa has also had recent success, winning the Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Championship with Kawempe Muslim Secondary School, which will have given him a rich insight into what talent is available in the Under-17 age-group.
The East African guest nation will be taking part in the inaugural COSAFA Women’s Under-17 Championship, but teams from the country have played at a number of COSAFA events in the past.
This includes the Under-20 men’s competition in 2017, the senior women’s championship last year and the 2019 senior men’s competition.
Uganda have yet to enter the qualifiers for the African Under-17 Championships, but this year may give them the platform to prepare a team for that as they look ahead to the global finals in India in 2020.