By Kirunda Wycliffe
National council of sports flagged off the national Women’s U-19 team to Botswana where they will be competing with other eight countries for one spot for the inaugural U19 Women’s World Cup in South Africa next year.
Group A has five countries and group B has four countries, where the top two teams from each group will battle at semifinals for one spot to represent Africa at the Inaugural World Cup.
The team has been together in camp for the last 14 days under head coach Yusuf Nanga and his assistant Kakande Ivan to ensure the girls are fit and ready for the big stage.
Uganda will be lead by the 16 year old, Jimia Muhammad who earlier this year was named on the national women’s senior team that went to Namibia.
The squad also features Malisa Ariokot, a 15 year old from Amen primary school and other players who earned their spots from the Girls schools cricket week that was held earlier this month in Kampala.
Uganda is placed in group B and will start its campaign against Namibia on Saturday followed by Sierra Leone before finishing with hosts and will be looking at emulating the U19 boys who have so far played three world cups.
Jimia Muhamed (Captain), Annet Anume, Patricia Timong, Recheal Achan, Sandra Achwao, Lonah Anyait, Kevin Amuge, Malisa Ariokot, Immaculate Nandera, Asumin Akurut, Witney Nasuuna, Naume Mbwali, Proscovia Alako, Agnes Nakakande
Traveling Team Officials
Yusuf Nanga (Head Coach), Ivan Kakande (Assistant Coach), Imam Tugume (Physiotherapist), Luiza Nabulwala (Team Manager).
Uganda Vs Namibia- 03/09/2022 at 10:30AM
Uganda Vs Sierra Leone- 04/09/2022 at 3:00PM
Uganda Vs Botswana – 10:30AM at 10:30AM