Uganda’s U19 Cricket cranes have officially been flagged off to go and represent the country at the forthcoming U19 cricket World Cup qualifiers.
After several weeks of intensive training, the Baby cranes have been flagged off by the National Council of Sports (NCS) on Monday in Lugogo, Kampala.
David Katende, the assistant secretary general who flagged off the team emphasized discipline as a key factor that will help the team reach their targets.
“You must know, you will be representing Uganda and whatever you do there lifts or tarnishes our image,” he said.
“Discipline is key because it helps you achieve whatever you need in life,” Katende added.
The World Cup Qualifiers are slated for July 1-8 where Uganda will be battling with Botswana, Ghana and hosts Kenya for the one slot to the
World Cup in New Zealand next year
Team Uganda is led by Martin Ondenko as team manager, Francis Otieno as coach and Jackson Ogwang as assistant coach.
The team has travelled early to acclimatize to the weather in Nairobi and also play more trial games.
Tam Captain, Kenneth Waiswa is confident the team they have been together will help them achieve their target.
“I am confident the boys will do well because we have been together since the last qualifiers in Tanzania, Malaysia and Zimbabwe.
Uganda’s opening game at the tournament will come on 1st July against Botswana.
- Kenneth Waiswa (Captain)
- Zephania Arinaitwe (Vice Captain)
- Frank Akankwasa
- Eddy Agaba
- Siraje Nsubuga
- Steven Wabwose
- Rogers Olipa
- Cosmas Kyewuta
- Ashiraf Majid Senkubuge
- Trevor Bukenya
- Richard Agamire
- Ronald Opio
- Gerald Mubiru
- Fred Achelam
- Aarya Parikh
- Perry Wazombe