The Uganda Lady Rugby Cranes have departed to South Africa for the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup 2019 which also double as the 2021 world cup qualifiers to be played from August 9-17.
The Lady Cranes will face hosts South Africa on Friday in the opening match before facing Kenya and Madagascar on a round-robin basis.
Uganda earned one of the four spots in the South Africa showpiece, the first-ever World Cup qualifiers in Africa, on the basis of the level and frequency of play of the female players.
The Rugby Africa Women’s Cup will bring together four nations; South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Madagascar.
The overall winner will qualify directly for the 2021 World Cup in New zealand while the runners up will play a match against a selected team from South America and join the global repechage tournament if victorious.
Squad; Props: Faith Namugga Nakato, Irene Nzige, Evelyn Aweku, Christine Nakayiza.
Hookers: Yvonne Najjuma, Peace Mirembe.
Locks: Charity Atimango, Helen Gizamba, Teddy Iwutung.
Loosies: Beatrice Atim Lamunu, Winnie Atyang (C), Mary Gloria Ayot, Loy Mbabazi.
Half backs: Harriet Kayojo, Claire Anena, Rosenburg Kayonyozi, Christine Nakamya.
Centres: Asha Nakityo Nambulime, Peace Lekuru.
Wings: Julie Nandawula, Joan Andika, Emmanuella Oroma, Agnes Nakuya, Saamiya Ayikuro, Tino Esther, Mary Koita.
Uganda Women’s fixtures
9 August 2019
South Africa vs Uganda – 4pm
13 August 2019
Kenya vs Uganda – 2pm
17 August 2019
Madagascar vs Uganda – 2pm