The Uganda’s National Women’s Cricket team, the Cricket Cranes has this morning been flagged off at National Council of Sports offices in Lugogo.
The team is set to compete in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Africa Women’s World Twenty20 (also World Cup) Qualifier.
The tournament is set to begin on September 8th at the Wanderers Cricket Oval in Windhoek, Namibia at end ends on September 15.
The opening day will see Uganda take on hosts Namibia before Neighbours Kenya and Tanzania face off in an East African derby.
Zimbabwe is the other team to take part in the tournament.
Wicket Keeper Kevin Awino will captain the side and the Jinja SS player will be assisted by Janet Mbabazi of Wanderers.
Players: Kevin Awino (Jinja SS), Janet Mbabazi (Wanderers), Naome Kayondo (Tornado B), Franklin Najjumba (KICC), Carol Namugenyi (Pioneer Cricket Club), Rita Musamali (Jinja SS), Stephanie Nampiina (Jinja SS), Getrude Chandiru (Olila High), Mary Nalule (Tornado B), Saidat Kemigisha (Tornado B), Joyce Mary Apio (Olila High), Rachel Ntono (Olila High), Consy Aweko (Wanderers) and Immaculate Nakisuyi (Masaka SS).
Officials: Francis Ndege Otieno (Coach), Kulsum Habiba Anguyo (physiotherapist), Lydia Namiiro Bakumpe (Team Manager), and Mary Makumbi Nanderenga (Head of delegation).