She Cranes Name Squad for Diamond Challenge in South Africa

A panel of three coaches has come up with a list of players who will feature on the Uganda national netball team, price troche the She Cranes at the 2015 Diamond Challenge international series in Durban, clinic South Africa.

The three, diagnosis Mr Fred Mugerwa, Mr Wilberforce Mutente and Mr Vicent Kiwanuka, selected a total of 12 players including UK’s Loughborough Lightning superstar Peace Proscovia.

Peace will captain the team, while other members of the squad include Nakabuye Haddija, Ayera Stella, Nakachwa Halima, Apako Harriet, Achan Jesca, Namukasa Betty, Ajio Lillian, Nanyonga Florence, Nanteza Sempala Alice, Abalo Enid, Soigi Martha.

The invitational tournament that was launched in 2012 pits Africa’s strongest netball nations against each other and serves as a platform for the development of netball on the continent.

Alongside Uganda, Zambia and Malawi are the other teams invited to add up South Africa, the hosts. The event will take place from June 14th to 18th.

Netball South Africa has dedicated the Challenge to the victims of xenophobic violence, in what it hopes will be a symbol of peace and reconciliation.

The four-day tourney will take place in Durban where the xenophobic violence first erupted to serve as a symbol of peace and unity. South Africa and Malawi will also be at the world championships.

“As Netball South Africa we want to send out a strong message to South Africa and the world that we stand by our African brothers and sisters. We want the world to know that we in the sports community and general populace deplore the senseless acts of violence and displacement of extremely vulnerable communities,” said Netball SA president Mimi Mthethwa during the launch earlier.


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