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Ugandan women seek first regional cricket title

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 21st August 2017 06:40 PM

The teams depart for Kenya today

Ugandan women seek first regional cricket title

The women's cricket team. PHOTOS: Mpalanyi Ssentongo

The teams depart for Kenya today

East Africa Regional Boys and Women's Championships
22-27, August
Uganda fixtures
Wednesday
Women
Kenya v Uganda
U15 Boys
Kenya v Uganda

Two teams, one mission! The Uganda Senior Women's National team and the U15 Boys sides have work cut out in the East Africa T20 U15 and Women's Championships 22-27 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Women's side are chasing their first title in the meet that will also serve as an enhancing platform ahead of next month's ICC Africa World Cup T20 qualifier in Namibia.

 The boys team

With a well-balanced side at his disposal, Francis Othieno goes out to attempt at winning a first major title ever since  he became head coach of the team.

"I can report that the team is ready to go and no doubt the girls are ready to leave a mark on the regional tournament. I'm also pleased with the players selected as they have been outstanding in their previous engagements" said Francis Othieno, the head coach National Women's team during the flag off ceremony Monday at Lugogo.

The team partly encompasses on form players who were major standouts in the recently concluded Mehta Premier League.  Captain Kevin Awino who emergesd best wicket keeper will lead a strong cast of experienced cricketers against Kenya and Rwanda in the three team meet that is set to run at the Sir Ali Sports Ground in Nairobi.

On the other hand, coach John Tumusiime who is popular for organizing the annual cricket year ending tournament for mainly the minors, seeks to win his first major assignment.

"I have a lot of faith in the team. The boys have been playing together for a while and the coordination is evident. We can only hope to disrupt Kenya" Tumusiime said .the two team contest will run at the Rift Valley Sports Ground.

The teams depart  for Kenya with the Rwanda National side at 7pm today!
 
Women's Squad: Kevin Awino (captain) , Janet Mbabazi (Vice captain), Naomi Kayondo, Mary Nalule, Rita Musamali, Carol Namugenyi, Franklyn Najjumba, Saidat Kemigisha, Consy Aweko, Stephanie Nampiina, Joyce Apio, Immaculate Nakisuuyi, Rachael Ntono, Gertrude Chandiru, Gloria Adubu.

Boys squad: Jaffer Ochaya, Ronald Omara, Anuj Shah, Ismail Muniru, JuMA Miyaje, Timothy Muwanguzi, Pius Oluka, Munish Hirani, Edwin Nuwagaba, Mohammed Abdallah, John Kagwanyi, Conrad Lubwama, Yunusu Sowebi, Siya Nasif

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