Viola Nambi and Ritah Kivumbi are returning to national team for the first time since 2013 as part of the national women’s football team Crested Cranes set to compete at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Wafcon) that kicks off on Saturday 2nd July in Morocco.
The two significant players were part of that famous national youth team squad that beat South Sudan 22-0 on aggregate in the 2014 U-20 Women World Cup qualifiers before they went abroad to seek greener pastures.
Following recent games, Nambi had a hat trick in the first leg 9-0 win in Juba while Kivumbi, like Hasifah Nassuna, scored a brace. The two above joined Sandra Nabweteme in scoring hat tricks at Nakivubo as Uganda completed the rout with a 13-0 home win.
However, while the rest have kept a huge following on the local scene either through national team or club football, Sweden-based Kivumbi and Austria-based Nambi have struggled to be available for the national team even when summoned in the past.
The duo has however proved it still has its goal scoring boots on as they recently led the team to a 5-0 win against Zambia on Tuesday.
The other names in the squad that ring a bell for many are Ruth Aturo, Tracy Jones Akiror, Favour Nambatya and Naume Nagadya.