She Cranes Head Coach Ssalongo Fred Mugerwa Tabale has named a provisional squad of 30 players ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham due July this year.
The team has two professional based players – Captain Peace Proscovia (Surrey Storm) and Mary Nuba Cholhok (Loughborough Lightning) who both ply their trade in England.
Mugerwa confirmed that the team’s training will get underway on Sunday, 22nd May 2022 at Kamwokya Community Sports Centre.
He is quoted: “We are going to start with non residential training, going to have two sessions, morning and evening and then we shall have a residential training for two to three weeks before heading to Birmingham.”
A couple of players have been summoned as a reward for their recent form both in the league and East African Netball Championship.
Weyonje’s Wing Defender Shakira Nassaka is part of the team after she was named the league’s MVP.
Prisons Centre Ruth Meeme misses out with an injury.
Rachael Nanyonga, Stella Oyella, Lilian Ajio, Joan Nampungu, Stellah Nanfuka and Proscovia are some of the players on the squad that played at the 2018 Commonwealth games in Gold Coast (Australia).
Uganda, in group B with England, New Zealand, Malawi, Trinidad and Tobago and Northern Ireland, will be seeking for an improved performance having finished sixth in Gold Coast.
Did you know – Netball at the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be played at the National Exhibition Centre due July 29 to August 7.
She Cranes Summoned Squad
Shooters -Peace Proscovia (Captain) (STORM), Mary Nuba Cholhok GS (LIGHTENING), Hanisha Muhammed GS (KCCA), Oyella Stella GS (NIC), Kabendera Asina GS (WEYONJE), Namulumba Christine GS (PRISONS), Eyaru Irene GA (KCCA), Nassanga Shadia GA (KCCA), Nanyonga Rachael GA (NIC)
Mid Court – Bagala Margret C (NIC), Nakiyunga Sarah C (NIC), Achan Jesca C (PRISONS), Najjuka Annet C (KCCA), Wasagali Alicia WA (PRISONS), Birungi Conchepta Desire WA (NIC), Lunkuse Norah WA (KCCA)
Defenders – Nasaka Shakira WD (WEYONJE), Aduniya Florence WD (NIC), Nakanyike Shakira WD (POLICE), Mutesi Nassimu WD (NIC), Namutebi Rose WD (KCCA), Ajio Lillian WD (PRISONS), Asingo Viola WD (PRISONS), Nampungu Joan (Asst. Captain) GD (NIC), Nambirige Sandra GD (KCCA), Nalwanja Shaffie GK (KCCA), Kayeny Privas GK (NIC), Nanfuka Stella GK (PRISONS), Kadondi Faridah GK (WEYONJE), Nankya Maureen Winfred GK (NIC)