Ten Dropped As Gazelles Continue Zone Five Preps

Sharon Kirabo (KIU Rangers)

The Technical team of the Gazelles (National Women Basketball team) has trimmed the squad to 18 players as they continue preparations for the upcoming Zone Five Championship.

Ten players have been cut off from the initial 28-player squad just three days since the team started training at Lugogo under new Spanish coach Alberto Antuna.

Sharon Kirabo is among the dropped despite having a good season with KIU Rangers that saw her average 10.6 points and 9.3 rebounds last campaign.

Her KIU Rangers teammate Fildauce Namuleme is among the dropped.

The list also has Winfred Akello (Miracle), Becky Longom (KCCA), Shilla Lamunu (Magic Stormers), Shadiah Mbwali (Nkumba Marines), Azidah Nabayunga (UCU), Margaret Bagala (Kampala University), Faridah Kadondi (Kampala University) and Sylvia Nantongo (St Mary’s Kitende).

Two players – Captain Flavia ‘Flirsh’ Oketcho (JKL) and Maureen Omoding (JT Lady Jaguars) – have not yet reported to training because they are not in the country yet.

It is said that among the 10 dropped, four might be recalled on Saturday to be tested in a game situation.

The Zone V Championship due February 14-19, will see Uganda battle with Egypt and East African neighbours for a place at the Women Afrobasket in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Current Squad:

  1. Evelyne Nakiyingi (JKL Lady Dolphins)
  2. Flavia Oketcho (JKL Lady Dolphins)
  3. Sarah Ageno (JT Lady Jaguars)
  4. Shakira Nanvubya (UCU Lady Canons)
  5. Bridget Aber (UCU Lady Canons)
  6. Angella Namirimu (KCCA Leopards)
  7. Sarah Namale (Nabisunsa Girls)
  8. Brenda Ekone (JKL Lady Dolphins)
  9. Rebecca Anyu (KCCA Leopards)
  10. Rita Imanishimwe (JKL Lady Dolphins)
  11. Amoding Moreen (JT Lady Jaguars)
  12. Perus Nyamwenge (KIU Rangers)
  13. Agatha Kamwada ( UCU Lady Canons)
  14. Diana Letaru (Magic Stormers)
  15. Zaina Lokwameri (JT Lady Jaguars)
  16. Mary Amaniyo (KIU Rangers)
  17. Leticia Awor (KCCA Leopards)
  18. Hope Akello (JKL)



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