Women’s Rugby 15 selected ahead of upcoming international women’s tournaments

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By Ali Mutanje

With international events looming for the Lady Cranes, the national team management has started preparations for the team by choosing a number of players who will hopefully participate in the upcoming Elgon Cup and Rugby African Women’s tournament in about a month’s time. 

The management team sent out various members to the women’s rugby 10s circuits across the country to identify players for national team call-up. 

A total of 9 players from Thunderbirds, 11 from Black Pearls, 8 from Avengers, 8 from Kitgum Queens, 1 from Blue Whales, 2 from Mbale Eagles, 3 from Gulu Sprinters and 1 from Black Diamonds were selected.

The women’s 10s featured 4 teams from the East,4 from the North and 8 from the central region.

Below are the selected players.


Angel Ziwa – Avengers, Charity Atimango – Thunderbirds, Charlotte Theresa M – Black Pearls, Doreen Sijali – Avengers, Esther Maliam L – Kitgum Queens, Faith Namugga – Avengers, Fazila Namukwaya – Avengers, Jamilah Apio – Gulu Sprinters, Lydia Namabiro – Black Pearls, Lyton Nakabugo – Thunderbirds, Maimuna Nasozi – Avengers, Mary Auma – Kitgum Queens, Mary Ayot – Black Pearls, Mercy Adongpiny – Kitgum Queens, Nancy Laker Nancy – Gulu Sprinters, Patricia Anek – Kitgum Queens, Peace Lekuru – Avengers, Peace Mirembe – Black Pearls, Salamusida Babirye – Black Pearls, Sarah Kirabo – Avengers, Teddy Iwutung – Thunderbirds, Winnie Atyang – Thunderbirds, Yvonne Najjuma – Thunderbirds, Zauma Nashuha – Mbale Eagles


Abbo Izabella- Blue Whales, Agnes Nakuya – Thunderbirds, Asha Nakityo- Thunderbirds, Bushra Namutebi – Black Diamonds, Christine Akello- Avengers, Emily Lekuru- Black Pearls, Flavia Ageno- Kitgum Queens, Gladys Aciro- Kitgum Queens, Grace Auma – Black Pearls, Julie Nandawula- Avengers, Masitula Nambozo- Mbale Eagles, Racheal Mufuwa – Black Pearls, Rebecca Koli- Kitgum Queens, Rita Nadunga- Black Pearls, Samiya Ayikoru – Thunderbirds, Suzan Adong- Black Pearls, Tina Akello -Black Pearls, Winnie Nabulo- Thunderbirds, Ayero Proscovia- Kitgum Queens

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