The Uganda National Netball team, the She Cranes is aiming for
victory over Zambia in their opener of the Pent series slated for Monday in
Uganda’s team of fifteen players was flagged off on Thursday. The players had
spent almost a month in a residential camp in preparations for the games.
On Sunday, the She Cranes team under the stewardship of head coach
Fred Mugerwa had their last training session at Patrick Iyambo netball courts
in Namibia for the final touch ahead of their opener.
Mugerwa, says that his team is in good moods ahead of their first
game with no injuries adding that they had some challenges with the weather in
Namibia but they ae trying to acclimatize with it.
//Cue in we arrived safely in…
Cue out: … ready for any challenges”//
Stella Oyella, the She Cranes Captain confidently said that she
believes they have had enough preparations to face any challenges that come
//Cue in as she cranes we …
Cue out: win tomorrow’s game”//
According to the opening fixtures, Uganda will play Zambia,
Namibia will battle Kenya while Malawi will take on Zimbabwe. All matchday one
games will be played tomorrow on 1st November 2021.
The tournament attracted six countries which include hosts
Namibia, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Kenya. It will double up as the
next year’s Commonwealth Games qualifiers. It will be played in a round-robin
format according to the organizers.
The five-day event that will end on 5th November 2021 will then pave way for
the Africa Netball Championship scheduled for November 10-16.
The tournament’s inaugural kick-off was in 2017 where Zimbabwe won
the first edition, while Namibia won in 2018. For the past two years, has not
been taking place due to the outspread of Covid-19.