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U-19 Girls flagged off to Botswana for World Cup Qualifiers

by Nnalubaale Sports
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The U-19 Girls Cricket national team were flagged off to Gaborone Botswana for the U-19 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers starting tomorrow till 13th of September.

The girls have been in a training camp since 14th of August under the guidance of Head Coach Yusuf Nanga and his assistant Ivan Kakande.

The first edition of the U-19 Women’s World Cup will be held in South Africa 2023 and this is a deliberate move by the international body, ICC to make sure that the women’s game has the same events as the men’s game.

Uganda is in Group B alongside hosts Botswana, Namibia and Sierra Leone. The top two sides will move on to the semi-finals, the winner of the tournament will earn the only single coveted spot to the World Cup.

Group A has Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.

The squad of 14 players and 4 officials will fly out of Uganda on Thursday early morning and arrive in Botswana on Thursday evening. They will take on Namibia in their opening encounter on Saturday morning.

Jimia Muhamed (Captain), Annet Anume, Patricia Timong, Recheal Achan, Sandra Achwao, Lonah Anyait, Kevin Amuge, Malisa Ariokot, Immaculate Nandera, Asumin Akurut, Witney Nasuuna, Naume Mbwali, Proscovia Alako and Agnes Nakakande

Yusuf Nanga (Head Coach), Ivan Kakande (Assistant Coach), Imran Tugume (Physiotherapist), Luiza Nabulwala (Team Manager).

Saturday: Uganda Vs Namibia @ 10:30
Sunday: Uganda Vs Sierra Leone @ 15:00
Tuesday: Uganda Vs Botswana @10:30

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