Netball: Baby She Cranes Awarded on Return

Team captain Joan Nampuungu handsover the Uganda flag to NCS secretary general, Nicholas Mulamagi

The Uganda U21 netball team returned home on Tuesday after a successful campaign where they finished third at the just concluded Africa U21 netball championship that was played in Gaborone, purchase Botswana.

Uganda won five of the seven games played at the championship to finish behind winners South Africa and Zimbabwe who have also qualified for the 2017 world netball youth championship to be held in Botswana.

They were received by Uganda Netball Federation president, visit this site Susan Onek and National Council of Sports (NCS) secretary general, Nicholas Mulamagi at the Lugogo indoor stadium.

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“I want to congratulate you for the tremendous work done. Indeed you made us proud and lifted the Uganda flag high,” said Onek.

Government support.

Mulamagi also thanked the team and promised more support from government towards netball.

“As National Council of Sports, we are proud of netball in Uganda. We are glad that netball has set up systems that have youth structures that allow the game spread across all age groups. As government, we shall continue to support the game,” he said.

The team was served to a dinner at the Lugogo indoor stadium and each player was given 200,000 shillings as a token of appreciation.

How Uganda performed

Uganda 29- 55 South Africa
Uganda 34- 29 Malawi
Uganda 22- 30 Zimbabwe
Uganda 49- 36 Botswana
Uganda 87- 11 Lesotho
Uganda 48- 39 Namibia
Uganda 28-22 Zambia

Ugandan contingent that returned from Botswana.

Goal Defense -Joan Nampuungu(St.Mary’s Kitende)-captain and Sharifa Nalunkuuma(UCU)

Goal Keeper -Privos Kayeny(St.Mary’s Kitende)

Goal Shooters – Seerk Zamu (NIC)
and Aberk Kevin(Police)

Goal Attacker – Sharfie Nalwanja (Exodus SS)

Wing Defence- Hindu Namutebi (St.Juliana SS) and Faisal Nakibuule(St.Mary’s Kitende)

Wing Attack -Ramula Nakalyango(UCU), Annet Najjuka(Buddo SS),Betty Kiiza (NIC)

Centre- Joyce Nakibuule(UCU)

Head coach -James Nelson  Bogere
Assistant coach -Imelda Nyongesa
Leader of delegation -Annet Kisomose
Team Manager – Lucy Ano
Umpire – Zubedda Nassanga
Ministry of education representative- George William Mwanja


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