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Crested Cranes Defender Yudaya Nakayenze Returns to Kawempe Muslim

by Geoffrey Mugabi
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Yudaya Nakayenze, a defender for the Crested Cranes, has returned to Kawempe Muslim after five years playing abroad.

She reportedly departed America to return to the most successful women’s club in Uganda, Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC.

The news was confirmed during an evening sports show on NBS SPORT hosted by Stuart Kimera and Fifi Phionah.

Ssaka Solomon, the producer of the show, is also a member of the Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC media team.

Nakayenze, an intelligent defender, left UCU Lady Cardinals in 2018 to pursue further education in America while also playing college soccer.

Before winning the FUFA Women’s Cup in 2018 with UCU Lady Cardinals, she won the league with Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC in 2016.

Time Away From Uganda

Nakayenze graduated from Lindsey Wilson College in April of this year with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Development.

She joined Seminole State College in 2018 and was named the Most Valuable Player in the 2018 Regional Games. She was also named to the 2018 Conference Games First Team.

The defender was named to the first and second teams of the NAIA Conference Games in 2020 and 2021, respectively, while at Lindsey Wilson College.

In 2022 she was a member of the Crested Cranes team that participated in the WAFCON tournament in Morocco.

However, the former UCU Lady Cardinals defender was not chosen for the Crested Cranes team that is currently preparing for the 2024 WAFCON qualifiers double header against Algeria.

It is a significant boost for Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, who will be without Samalie Nakacwa, Shakirah Nyinagahirwa, and Hadijah Nandago in the first round of the 2023/24 season. The three players will first finish their 6-month loan at Kampala Queens FC.

She has previously played for Kawempe Muslim Secondary School, Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC, UCU Lady Cardinals, Seminole State College, and Lindsay Wilson College.

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