She Cranes

The Uganda Netball team players were flagged off for the Netball World Cup due July 12-21 in Liverpool, England by First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni, the State Minister for Education and Sports at the Nakasero State House.

The contingent, that consists of thirteen players and eight officials flies out on Friday 5 July to England and will be accommodated at Holiday Express Hotel in Liverpool.

The head of delegation for Team Uganda is the General Secretary of National Council of Sports Dr. Patrick Benard Ogwel who will also be representing government.

She Cranes will take part in their second World Cup tournament on the bounce following an eighth-place finish at the 2015 edition.

According to government, all the funds have been met for the team to take part in the tournament. The funds will cover the meals, accommodation, air tickets and allowances and other contingency expenses during the tournament.

Uganda She Cranes were pitted in Group D alongside the host England, Samoa and Scotland.

The 2019 Netball World Cup will be the fifteenth staging of the premier competition in international netball, contested every four years. Australia are the defending champions.

The players are: Peace Proscovia, Mary Nubba cholkoh, Lilian Ajio, Jesca Achan, Meeme Ruth, Betty Kizza, Racheal Nanyonga, Sylivia Nanyonga, Joan Nampugu, Stella Oyella, Stella Nanfuka, Eyaru Irene and Muhaimuna Naamuwaya.

The officials: Kiwanuka Vincent (Head coach), Nelson Bogere (Assistant), Wilberforce Mutete (Phyiscal trainer), Imelda Nyongesa (Top-Director coaches), Linna Okee (Statician), Jocelyn Uchanda (Team Manager), Ataro Steven (Team Doctor) and Alice Alwenyi (Primary care).