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Lacrosse journey to Canada starts in Lugazi

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 6th April 2018 12:26 PM

“This is an opportunity for the girls to promote themselves."

Lacrosse journey to Canada starts in Lugazi

“This is an opportunity for the girls to promote themselves."

PIC: Lacrosse has been picking up in the country. (File photo)

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Uganda's road to next year's U-19 Girls' World Championships in Canada necessarily begins with the Lacrosse Girls Championships at Mehta Stadium, Lugazi.

The stage is set for participants to impress the selectors, as Uganda seeks to build a strong team for the highly-billed global showpiece.

Eight schools including Gayaza High School, Nabisunsa Girls' School, Mt St Mary's Namagunga, Canaan High School Lugazi, St Joseph Nsambya and Forest Hill College are set to compete in the one-day event.

With steady financial support from Uganda Lacrosse Foundation, an NGO based in the United States, Uganda's hopes of thriving at the world championships remain high.

"This is an opportunity for the girls to promote themselves. There is a chance of selecting some for the national team as we build up to next year's event" said Liberty Twesiime, Uganda Lacrosse publicist.

St Joseph's Nsambya will fancy their chances of winning the title after undergoing a complete makeover courtesy of Coach Sasha Phillips.

The 20-year-old believes her side can mount a strong challenge despite the presence of natural contenders Canaan, Gayaza, Namagunga and Nabisunsa.

Meanwhile, a shift in dates and venue presents a major weakness on the side of the organisers. It had been earlier scheduled for March 26 at Kawanda SS.

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