KAMPALA, (Xinhua) --
Uganda on Monday named its squad for the 2017
Netball World Youth Cup scheduled to take place in Gaborone,
Susan Ongom Anek,
the President Uganda Netball Federation told Xinhua that they
are confident the team named will put up a good show.
“We actually have
what it takes to win the trophy,” said Anek.
The team, named
Junior She Cranes will be led by Betty Kiiza who was part of
Uganda’s team that won the 2017 Africa Netball Championship.
Kiiza told Xinhua
that representing the country is also a proud moment and the
victory of the senior team over the weekend has inspired the
juniors to also go and perform well in Botswana.
Uganda is grouped in
Pool C alongside the hosts Botswana, Malaysia and Jamaica.
The tournament that
will open on July 8 will comprise of 20 teams from five regions
divided into four pools.
The teams are New
Zealand, Sri Lanka, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Somoa,
Australia, South Africa, Barbados, Zimbabwe, Singapore,
Botswana, Malaysia, Cook lsands, Uganda, Jamaica, England, Fiji,
Trinidad & Tabago, Wales and Grenada.
comprises Joan Nampugu, Shariffa Nalunkuma, Stella Zamu, Irene
Eyaru, Florence Adunia, Betty Kizza, Joyce Nakibuule, Fauzia
Nakibuule, Janet Adongo, Saffi Nalwanga, Kevin Aber and Ramula