She Cranes fly out for Vitality Netball Nations Cup

The Uganda national netball team, the She Cranes has left the country for United Kingdom to take part in the Vitality Netball Nations Cup

Uganda was invited alongside top-ranked teams Australia and New Zealand for the competition taking place January 20-28 at Wembley Arena, London, and First Direct Arena, Leeds.

Before that, She Cranes will play three matches against Wales in Cardiff between January 10-13, 2024.

According to the team coach, Fred Mugerwa, this is yet another opportunity to shine on the international scene.

“This is a very good chance for us to go and prove a point against the top world netball playing teams. We are going to cause some shocks and make sure that we get some points that will help us better our world ranking,” Mugerwa said.

The tournament will be played on two weekends of January 20 and 21 at OVO Arena, Wembley before they relocate to First Direct Arena in Leeds for the second weekend of 27 and 28.

She Cranes’ first game will be against England on January 20 before playing New Zealand the following and later Australia on January 27.

The She Cranes squad

Lillian Achola (C/WA), Florence Adunia (WD/GD), Mercy Batamuliza (GS/WA), Haniisha Muhameed Nakaate (GS/GK), Cholhok Mary Nuba (GS), Falidah Kadondi (GD/GK), Sandrah Ruth Nambirige (GD/WD), Christine Nakito (GD/WD), Christine Namulumba Kango (GS), Shadiah Nassanga Ssegujja (GA/GS), Sarah Nakiyunga (WA/C), Margaret Baagala (C/WA) – Assistant Captain, Irene Eyaru (GA/WA) – Captain.

Vitality Netball Nations Cup fixtures

Saturday, January 20 – Ovo Arena, Wembley

  • Australia vs New Zealand
  • England vs Uganda

Sunday, January 21 – Ovo Arena, Wembley

  • New Zealand vs Uganda
  • England vs New Zealand

Saturday, January 27 – First Direct Arena

  • Australia vs Uganda
  • England vs New Zealand

Sunday, January 28 – First Direct Arena

  • Third Place Play-off
  • Final

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