After discovering their opponents in the battle for a slot to the 2021 world cup in New Zealand, the Lady Cranes, Uganda’s women rugby national team, have intensified their preparation for the qualifiers that will run from 9th to 17th of August in Johannesburg South Africa.
The Lady Cranes started their build-up games as early as May this year with a doubleheader friendly against the Kenya Lionesses and now they are to have a residential camp in Jinja from 3rd to 7th August and will be training at the Jinja Rugby grounds (Dams Water) before setting off to the land of Zulu.
Uganda is in the same group as hosts South Africa, Kenya, and Madagascar where the winner of the group will directly qualify to New Zealand and the second
Team coach Edgar Lemerigar is expected to have a full squad in the camp headed by the national team captain Winnie Atyang, her deputy Peace Lekuru, Agnes Nakuya among others and is hopeful this that this camp will boast the team for better results.
The full squad comprises Faith Namugga, Yvonne Najjuma, Evelyn Aweku, Charity Atimango, Winnie Atyanga (C), Hellen Gizamba, Mary Gloria Ayot, Beatrice Atim, Julie Nandawula, Claire Anena, Harriet Kayojo, Peace Lekuru (VC), Asha Nakityo, Oroma Emmanuella, Saamiya Ayikuro, Peace Mirembe, Christine Nakamya, Irene
Headed by Edgar Lemerigar as Head Coach, the coaching team comprises Leonard Lubambula as the Assistant Coach, Nelson Mayeku as the Team Doctor, and Racheal Kibuka K as the Team Manager