She Cranes players in training at Namboole
She Cranes players in training at Namboole
She Cranes players in training at Namboole

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Pool C: Malawi, South Africa, Singapore, Sri Lanka

Pool D: Fiji, Wales, Uganda, Zambia

SHE Cranes has a new lease of life a head the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia this August.

Having made plea for public help, Uganda Netball Federation (UNF) has confirmed list of Shs 250m from the government of Uganda as the She Cranes continue their preparation ahead of the World Cup.

“The money from the government came direct to the UNF accounts, these funds will help confirm our participation to Net World body, pay umpires’ fee, book Air Tickets to Sydney,”  Annet Kisomose, the UNF general secretary confirmed.

Before adding; “Though we’re still Shs123m short to cater for everything required, we already incurred debts as a federation,” Kisomose noted.

The air tickets and accommodation for a contingent of 23 are yet to be secured, something that has put the trip in a state of uncertainty.

“We first inquired about the tickets last year, they were to cost us $2850 (about Shs8.55m) per head, now the dollar rate shot up, so we don’t know how much will charged,” Kisomose remarked.

The facts of Uganda’s national netball team go something like this: prior to the Africa Netball World Cup Qualifiers in Gaborone, Botswana the team went by road and left the country with only $240 (sh600, 000).

The She Cranes overcame their financial troubles to qualify for the 2015 World Cup for the first time since 1979.

The 20 Players in Camp:

Peace Proscovia (Loughborough University, UK), Stella Oyella (NIC), Nanyonga Racheal (NIC), Hadijah Nakabuye (NIC), Florance Amono (Prisons), Irene Eyaru (KCCA), Jessica Achan (Prisons), Halima Nakachwa (Prisons), Ruth Meeme (NIC), Caroline Alupo (UPDF), Suzan Atino (NIC), Mummy Susan Mukala (NIC), Elizabeth Atonet (NIC), Alice Nanteza (NIC), Enid Abalo (Police), Lillian Ajio (Prisons),Florance Nanyonga (Prisons), Martha Soigi (NIC), Caroline Badaru (Prisons), Betty Namukasa (NIC)

 

The She cranes celebrate World Cup qualification
The She cranes celebrate World Cup qualification