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Africa Games 2023: Lady Cranes simply too good for Tunisia

by James Kavuma
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The Uganda Lady Cranes kicked off their quest for African Games regalia with a resounding 37-07 win over their Tunisian counterparts.

The Lady Cranes played much of the first half on Tunisia’s side and registered two unconverted tries while at it. Tunisia got one chance out of their side to go and attack Uganda and managed a full score to send the game into the break 10-07 to Uganda.

The second half was all Uganda. The Lady Cranes turned on the style, clamping down on any Tunisian whiffs of opposition, and turning over balls to go the other end and score. They would score 27 unanswered points in the second half, to win 37-07 and start their campaign in the right way.

The Lady Cranes ran in seven tries in total courtesy of Captain Peace Lekuru and Grace Nabaggala with a brace each, with Lydia Namabiro, Grace Naddunga, and Maimuna Nassozi bagging one each.

The Africa Games are a stop-over for the ladies, from the expedition in Montevideo on the Challenger Series roadmap as they get ready for the third installation at Henryk Reyman’s Municipal Stadium in Krakow, Poland on 18-19 May.

“We are not settling for less. We are going to give our best and I believe the girls are in good moods of getting the trophy. We just have to work hard in every game because it’s a round-robin format. Each game is a final for them and they know it. I believe they are up for it and I’m sure they can bring it home,” said Lady Cranes Coach Onen Charles in an interview with Kawowo Sports’s Ernest Akorebirungi.

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