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NCS Gives Netball Team Extra UGX 12m

The National Council of Sports, NCS has given £ 2,600, approximately shillings 11.9 million to the 13 netball players as incentive in the ongoing World Cup.
She Cranes Captain,Peace Proscova in the opening game against England at World Cup. Internet Photo

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The National Council of Sports- NCS has given 11.9 million to the She Cranes as an incentive at the on-going World Cup.

NCS Acting General Secretary, Dr Bernard Patrick Ogwel says that each player received 920,000 shillings. 

Ogwel noted that allowances were paid before Uganda's opening match against England.

Two weeks ago, the Uganda Netball Federation President confirmed that NCS released shillings 250 million to cater for allowances and feeding costs and other contingency expenses for the players and technical crew.

Each player has therefore received 10 million shillings for allowances, though they had demanded for 26.6 million shillings.

Ogwel says that the government has not released the 2 billion shillings which was the total budget for the World Cup-related costs including air tickets, allowances, meals and others. 

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Ogwel says that unlike during 2019 Africa Cup of Nations-AFCON when some footballers went on strike demanding for more allowances, the netball players are contented with monies they have received so far, contrary to reports by some section of the media. 

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Ogwel also commends Ugandans living in Liverpool who have been preparing meals for the team, as part of goodwill and support to the team.

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Uganda National team, She Cranes have participated in three World Cup editions, in 1979, 2015 and this year.

Before the 2015 World Cup, Uganda was ranked 15th. Due to its great performance, Uganda emerged 8th and is currently ranked 6th in the world.

Uganda wants to finish among the top five in this World Cup, which requires the team to win its play-off match against Malawi on Friday.

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