Uganda Netball Federation (UNF) has named a team of twenty two (22) players to start training for the upcoming 2019 African Netball Championship in South Africa.

The annual tournament that will bring together the best eight countries on the continent will take place from October 16th to 23rd.

Uganda will join host South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe to fight for the championship.

Mahayimina Namuwaya, Sylvia Nanyonga and Lilian Ajio who featured for the She Cranes at this year’s Netball World Cup, have been dropped from the team.

The UNF also appointed Rashid Mubiru as the new coach of the She Cranes replacing Vincent Kiwanuka who managed the team at the concluded 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England.

Mubiru will be assisted by Robert Kisitu. He returns after coaching the side in the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia.

His first competition will be to help guide the team ahead of the African Championship next month.

Uganda are placed sixth in the International Netball Rankings and will be seeking to retain the African crown.

The named Squad

Peace Proscovia (Sunshine Lightening), Mary Nuba Cholock (Loughborough Lightening), Irene Eyaru (KCCA), Shafie Nalwanja (KCCA), Fauzia Nakibuule (KCCA), Norah Lunkuse (KCCA), Stella Oyella (NIC), Rachael Nanyonga (NIC), Martha Soigi (NIC), Joan Nampugu (NIC), Betty Namukasa (NIC), Kaye Privas (NIC), Brenda Namubiru (NIC), Betty Kiiza (NIC), Meeme Ruth (NIC), Tausi Mumena (PRISON), Jesca Achan (PRISON), Stella Nanfuka (PRISON), Sebi Nusurah (POLICE), Enid Abalo (POLICE), Hindu Namutebi (POLICE), Desire Mirembe (UPDF)