She has the utmost faith in this team and believes that although young, it has the ability to achieve very good results
They say the early bird catches the worm and by naming her final squad for the world series qualifier's in Hong Kong on Saturday, it’s go time for Helen Buteme and her charges.
"This is a very young team, and this will be a totally new experience for them. This tournament is all about exposure," she said about her expectations for the team.
With Charlotte Mudoola the captain named as the only surviving member of the squad that went to the 2009 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, this will be quite tough for the girls.
The Lady Rugby Cranes are under no pressure to perform as they are the lowest ranked team in the competition.
"We'll take each game as it comes. The girls are ready to play to the best of their ability," Buteme said.
The squad includes; Charlotte Thereza Mudoola (Black Panthers) - captain, Emilly Lekuru (Black Pearls), Flavia Agenorwot (Black Pearls), Grace Auma (Black Pearls) - assistant captain, Immaculate Mufuwa (Black Pearls), Juliet Nandawula (Entebbe Ladies), Mary Gloria Ayot (Black Pearls), Nakityo Aisha Nabulime (Thunderbirds) - assistant captain, Peace Lekuru (Entebbe Ladies), Peace Mirembe (Black Panthers) Proscovia Ayero (Black Pearls) Ritta Nadunga (Black Panthers).
Buteme rounds off the team as the head coach, Regina Lunyolo reprises her role as team manager while Prossy Namusisi will be the team physiotherapist.
Buteme has the utmost faith in this team and believes that although young, it has the ability to achieve very good results.