PAU’s chairman Farouk Wamala unveiled the team's new coach during the press conference on Monday in Kampala.
Africa Blackball Pool Championships, Kampala
Pool Association of Uganda (PAU) has appointed former player Bob Menani as the Pool Cranes coach, ahead of the AAPA Africa Blackball Pool Championships slated for November 1-6 in Kampala.
PAU's chairman Farouk Wamala unveiled the team's new coach during the press conference on Monday in Kampala.
Menani replaces Eddy Nkoyoyo who is currently in the USA.
The 59-yr-old is the 1992 Speedway open champion. He also won the Rwenzori ballroom open, Uganda Pool Master in 1994, Ngabirano championship (1995) and the International pool open in 1996 among others.
"Players should not look at whether they play for a club in Kisenyi or Sheraton but understand that they are jointly representing the nation," Menani said adding that the national team is set to start training on Thursday at a venue that is yet to be named.
Uganda will be battling players from 16 other African countries that include; Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Kenya.
Men; Oscar Ocakacon, Alfred Gumisiriza, Sula Matovu, Amos Ndyagumanawe, Fahd Ssewankambo, Humphrey Nsubuga, Simon Lubulwa, Uthman Bukenya, Geoffrey Settumba, Fred Namanya, Joseph Kasozi, Charles Ssegawa, Jonan Turigye, Salim Akankwasa and Habie Sebuguzi in the men's side.
Ladies; Zaimati Nabafu, Victoria Namuyanja, Ritah, Nimusiima, Jacinta Kajubi, Sharon Mirembe, Lydia Ayebazibwe, Tilda Nabbanja, Joan Nakayiza, Angella Busingye, Tracy Nambafu, Justine Nampebwa, Damali Nakato, Aisha Madondo and Rose Namugerwa.