The Uganda national netball team “She Cranes” was officially flagged off to Cape Town, South Africa on Thursday 18th March 2021 for three test series against South Africa and Namibia.
The flag off was conducted by the National Council of Sports (NCS) general secretary Dr. Bernard Ogwel at NCS headquarters in Lugogo.
On Monday 15th March 2021, head coach Rashid Mubiru named a final squad of 12 players to travel to Cape Town, South Africa shortly after a COVID-19 test exercise.
Stella Oyella (NIC) was named captain of the team in the absence of long time serving skipper Peace Proscovia who wasn’t summoned.
Oyella will be deputized by Irene Eyaru (KCCA) during this engagement.
The She Cranes side who will feature in a three series tie with South Africa in Cape Town have been in a none residential training which began early this month in Lugogo.
The test series are to help Uganda stay in the International Netball Federation (INF) top 12 rankings to keep U21 and Common Wealth games slots whose qualification to the final tournaments was decided to based on rankings.
The She Cranes need to win a series or reduce losing goal margins against South Africa’s Spar Proteas over take Malawi who is currently second ranked and 6th in the world and Africa respectively.
Uganda’s She Cranes shall travel today night the 19th March 2021 to Cape Town for test series scheduled for 24th to 31st April.
The government through NCS covered all cost including air tickets, accommodation and allowances for officials and players totally to over 200 milion.
Full final squad
Irene Eyaru(KCCA)- Asst Captain
Stella Oyella(NIC)- Captain
Mrs Anek Susan (President)
Mrs Jocelyn Ucanda (Manager)
Mrs Annet Kisomose (Gen-secretary)
Rashid Mubiru (Head Coach)
Lina Okee (Assistant coach)
Ali Mugisha (Umpire)
Pricilar Adong (Physcio)