Uganda National Women Cricket Team, the Victoria Pearls, have been flagged off to Namibia where they will take part in the T20 Tri Series.
The three nation tourney that also has Zimbabwe, is due April 19-26 in Windhoek.
The Ladies go to Namibia where the Men’s team tied the 50 overs series 1-1.
Victoria Pearls return to action for the first time since September 2021 when they finished fourth in Botswana at the T20 World Cup Qualifiers.
Lawrence Ssematimba is the new coach and replaces Suraj Karavadra who was sacked after the T20 World Cup Qualifiers.
Consy Aweko replaces Immaculate Nakisuyi as the captain while Rita Nyagendo returns to the fold after a long break.
Phionah Kulume, Sarah Akiteng, Leona Babirye, Susan Kakai, Shakira Sadik and Jimia Muhammad are set to make their national team debuts.
Going into the series, which is a ranking tournament, will help Uganda prepare for Kwibuka Tourney in June and Victoria Series in September this year.
VICTORIA PEARLS SQUAD TO NAMIBIA
1. Consy Nimungu Aweko (Captain), 2. Janet Mbabazi (Vice-Captain), 3. Kevin Awino, 4. Rita Musamali, 5. Patricia Malemikia, 6. Phiona Egaru Kulume, 7. Sarah Akiteng, 8. Susan Kakai, 9. Rita Elizabeth Nyagendo, 10. Naome Bagenda Kayondo, 11. Leona Mirembe Babirye, 12. Evelyn Anyipo, 13. Shakirah Sadick, 14. Jimia Abdallah Mohammed.
1.Laurence Ssematimba (Head Coach), 2. Lawrence Ssempijja (Assistant Coach), 3. Edgar Kazibwe (Team Psychologist), 4. Imam Tugume (Team Physiotherapist), 5. Rita Tinka (Team Manager)