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By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 6th May 2016 03:24 PM

The stand outs in the week long event will represent Uganda at the Rwanda Genocide Tournament

Girls Cricket Week starts Saturday

Nyakasura ready for Pepsi Girls Cricket Week

The stand outs in the week long event will represent Uganda at the Rwanda Genocide Tournament

Pepsi Girls Cricket Week

6-11 May

There is more to this year's girls' cricket week tournament than meets the eye!

The stand outs in the week long event will represent Uganda at the Rwanda Genocide Tournament which is due on June 10-15,  where five teams will participate including Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Rwanda, the hosts.

"It will not stop at just winning the competition, as a select side from the tournament will travel to Rwanda for the Rwanda Genocide tournament," said Justine Ligyalingi, CEO of Uganda Cricket Association at the official launch of the Girls Cricket Week Tournament at lugogo on Friday.

y ichael subuga               ay 6 2016  he emba arriors has been boosted by four new signings as they tip of the 2016 season against the alcons at the  rena ugogo on unday  op of the lot is igerian hmed emitope who has had stints with clubs in ndonesia hailand and alaysia among others  thers are aesar izito and hillip meny who join from the alcons and ower respectively saac amya and old guard ric alinga who is returning after a two year break from injury  he players were unveiled together with the new team kit during a press conference at mperial oyale otel where arriors team manager rian umisiriza said the new signings were necessitated by the lack of depth in the team as per last years league  rom last season we felt we were lacking in a few areas as a squad and felt we had to add new players and we have from the new signings put emphasis on the power forwards and centers that we were lacking umisiriza said  lub president mbrose ashobya said over the years the team had been working very hard to remain at the top and had earlier on signed a partnership with emba to ensure the team grows from a national competitor to a continental one  ur focus this year has been to rebrand and we hope we can be a model of what a good sports club should be ashobya said  e believe the new partnership can help the players to perform at their best and our target this year is majorly to qualify for the one  lub hampionship because we are positioning ourselves as a continental brand and we want to be in the championship cup that is the target  have set for the team and coaches ashobya stated  e believes that if that is achieved then they can even strengthen more and remain competitive at that front as they work on acquiring a permanent home court for the club  ithout disclosing the figures involved in the acquisition of the players ashobya said the players will be facilitated in confortable way to have them deliver  e believe in building these athletes into responsible persons in our society so we facilitate then to play basketball but hopefully we are able to build them into useful people ashobya remarked  ackson emba the hairman of the  said the arriors were his life and the company was in the country to help grow the different sports in the country  he company is also going to produce replica jerseys and other merchandise for the fans including sports bottles and shirts  Kilembe SS arrives for the Pepsi Girls Schools Cricket tournament

Meanwhile during the tournament, the ladies clubs and UCA will go headhunting for players to participate in the national Ladies League, the senior women's team and National U19 girls' team.

Gayaza High, Lord's Meade Vocational College, Ndejje SS, Kyambogo College, St James SS, Jinja SS, Busoga High, Olila High, Kilembe SS, Masaka SS, Nyakasura School and defending champions Kololo will participate in the Contest.

Action starts Saturday at five playing venues comprising Budo1&2, Kyambogo, Gayaza and Lugogo.

The tournament is sponsored by Pepsi, Bankstown Cricket Club from Australia, UCA and the National Council of sports.

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