By Ali Mutanje
A 30 woman squad of the lady Cranes players has been selected and named by Uganda lady Cranes 15s coach Leonard Lubambula.
The squad has been selected from the 32 that were called to the first camp in Jinja for the played trial games.
The players are now part of the Uganda National rugby 15s women’s team. The players were carefully scouted from the regional league competitions that were played in April.
The players consist of a contingent from Northern, Eastern and Central Uganda.
The team is to prepare for the 2022 qualifiers of the World Cup. Head coach, Leonard Lubambula said
“The selected 30 players are going to drive us to the set goal for this year’s campaign. The team is a mixture of experienced and new players which gives a solid step into next year’s 2022 campaign that starts the rugby World Cup cycle”
The selected players are:
1.Patricia Anek-Kitgum queens
2.Peace Mirembe -Black Pearls
3.Lyton Nakabugo -Thunderbirds
4.Faith Namugga -Avengers
6.Salamusida -Black Pearls
8. Adongpiny mercy -Kitgum
9. Winnie Atyang-Thunderbirds 3days
10.Lydia Namabiro-B Pearls
13. Maimuna Nasozzi – Avengers
15. Charity Atimango- Thunderbirds
16. Sarah Kirabo – Avengers
17. Ayot Mary Gloria- Black Pearls
18. Angel Zziwa – Avengers
2.Racheal Mufuwa -Black Pearl
3. Rita Naddunga
6.Kwagala Diana-Black Pearls Friday
9.Grace Auma – Black Pearls
10. Samiya Ayikoru – Thunderbirds
11. Nakuya Agnes – Thunderbirds
12. Charlotte Mudoola T – BP
Coach Leo Lubambula
Coach Ben Kigongo
Dr Nelson Mayeku
TM Racheal B.Kakaire