Nivana Water quench the thirst for U-17 girls’ football team with 400 cartons

The power of giving dwells and stems from one’s heart, the two Holy books – Koran and Bible concur.

It is in the same spirit that Crown Beverages Limited (CBL) under their Nivana brand offered to the Uganda U-17 national women football team.

The Beverage company partnered with the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) as they provided 400 cartons of Nivana Water to the team.

For starters, the Uganda U-17 women team is preparing for a two legged FIFA U17 World cup Qualifier with Cameroon whose winner over the two legs will book a berth for the finals in India.

Attacker Fauzia Najjemba drinks the Nivana Water

Edgar Watson Suubi, the Chief Executive Officer at FUFA officially recieved the water, flanked by the FUFA Marketing Director Esther Musoke.

Watson, a former Uganda Cranes and SC Villa captain expressed delight by the donation from Nivana and thanked Crown Beverages Limited for their continuous support towards Ugandan sports.

‘Football needs partners to grow. We are very grateful to have Nivana on board and identifying with our Marketing Department and these talented players. Hard training needs refreshments and that is why we are glad to have Nivana Water join us’ Watson remarked.

Nivana Water manager Ernest Ssentongo hands over some of the Water Cartons

Nivana Brand Manager Ernest Ssentongo lauded FUFA for providing the platform upon which Nivana and other CBL brands give back to the community.

Hence forth, Ssentongo vowed for a long term and strong partnership going forward.

‘We wish the U17 Women the best of luck in their upcoming games and this donation is a token of our appreciation for the partnership with FUFA and our joint desire to see Ugandan football prosper’ Ssentongo noted.

Uganda U-17 team skipper Juliet Nalukenge drinks the Nivana Water (Credit: FUFA Media)
FUFA Marketing Director Esther Musoke enjoys the Nivana Water (Credit: FUFA Media)

Head coach of the Uganda U17 Women team Ayub Khalifan Kiyingi, FUFA Women Football Development Officer Joan Namusisi, national team players Fauzia Najjemba and Juliet Nalukenge graced the event.

The Squad of 30 players is currently in camp at Islamic University in Uganda- Kabojja Campus ahead of the global Qualifiers to take place on 31st October in Kampala and two weeks later in Cameroon.

Uganda U-17 girls national team head coach Ayub Khalifan Kiyingi shows his joy with a Nivana Water bottle (Credit: FUFA Media)

Crown Beverages Limited supported the Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) during its infantry stage.

They join the ever swelling list of sponsors and partners that FUFA’s magnetic appeal that lured on board over the years.

Airtel Uganda Limited, the main sponsors of Uganda Cranes are joined by National Breweries Limited, Insurance gurus NIC Holdings Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited (Pilsner and Eagle Poa), Buganda Kingdom and many other partners.

FUFA was founded in 1924 and continues to set the trend for many sports federations in Uganda on different fronts.

Some of the Uganda U-17 Women team with the officials (Credit: FUFA Media)

Thirty players were summoned to the camp.

The Full Squad

Goalkeepers

Daphine Nyayenga- Uganda Martyrs High School

Joan Namusisi – Isra Soccer Academy

Zulaika Ngamita – Asubo Gafford Ladies

Defenders

Grace Aluka – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Samalie Nakacwa – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Sumaya Komuntale – Tooro Queens

Bira Naddunga – Olila High School

Gillian Akadinda – Olila High School

Gloria Namugerwa – Uganda Martyrs High School

Stella Musubuka – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Patricia Akiror – Ajax Queens FC

Midfielders

Winnifred Kwatulira – Jinja United FC

Devine Mirembe – Asubo Gafford Ladies FC

Shamira Nalugya – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Shakira Nyinagahirwa – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Kevin Nakacwa – Uganda Martyrs High School

Moreen Nangonzi – Ajax Queens FC

Ruth Nyakato – Tooro Queens FC

Sumaya Kyomuhendo – Isra Soccer Academy

Sumaya Tibazalika – Sumaya (Wakiso)

Forwards

Juliet Nalukenge – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Zaina Nandede – She Kataka FC

Fauzia Najjemba – Kampala Queens

Hadijjah Nandago – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Margaret Kunihira – Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Catherine Nagadya – Uganda Martyrs High School

Zaitun Namaganda – Taggy High School

Eva Nagayi – Rines WFC

Kamuyati Naigaga – Taggy High School

Brenda Munyana – Uganda Martyrs High School

Officials

Ayub Khalifa – Head coach

Hadijah Namuyanja – Assistant coach

James Magala – Goalkeeping coach

Oliver Mbekeka – Trainer

Stella Nankumba – Team Doctor

Joan Namusisi – Team coordinator

Cissy Nakiguba – Kits Manager

Steven Mayamba –Media Officer

Chrizestom John Kalibbala – Leader of Delegation

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