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Cricket Cranes Take On Africa Cup Challenge

by Nnalubaale Sports
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The Cricket Cranes head to South Africa to take part in the 1st edition of the Africa Cup from September 15th-21st in Benoni, South Africa.

The Africa Cup was initially scheduled to be in Nairobi in 2020 but the global pandemic put a halt on the tournament.

The tournament in South Africa will have eight nations put into two groups. Uganda is alongside Botswana, Ghana, and Mozambique in Group A.

The top two sides in each group will move into the semi-finals before the final. Group B has Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Cameron.

The team has four players making their senior debut in; Pascal Murungi, Munir Ismail and Joseph Baguma who were part of the U-19 team that took part in the World Cup in West Indies together with Alpesh Ramjani who has been knocking on the national team door for a while.

Skipper Brian Masaba returns from a broken finger suffered during the T20 World Cup Qualifiers which also kept him out of the Jersey trip, Deus Muhumuza will be his assistant.

The Africa Cup will be played in the T20 format and all the matches will have T20I status therefore Uganda has an opportunity to pick some valuable ranking points.

The games will have a live stream and Nnalubaale Sports will share details on how to follow the action from South Africa on our various social media platforms.

Brian Masaba (Captain), Deus Muhumuza (Vice), Frank Nsubuga, Kenneth Waiswa, Cosmas Kyewuta, Juma Miyagi, Alpesh Ramjani, Joseph Baguma, Pascal Murungi, Munir Ismail, Fred Achellam, Henry Ssenyondo, Riazat Ali Shah and Simon Sessazi.

Laurence Mahatlane (Head Coach), Jackson Ogwang (Assistant Coach), Shamim Nassali (Physiotherapist), Steven Tusiime (Analyst) and Jackson Kavuma (Team Manager).

Thursday @10:30; Uganda Vs Botswana
Saturday @10:30; Uganda Vs Ghana
Sunday @15:30; Uganda Vs Mozambique

Photo credit: Uganda Cricket Association Media

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