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Lady Cranes squad for Elgon Cup named

Uganda Rugby union held a presser on Monday afternoon where the Lady Cranes team to play Kenya Lionesses in the Elgon Cup first leg was named.

The Uganda Lady Cranes will get this weekend’s Elgon Cup first leg action underway when they play against Kenya Lionesses in the women’s fixture which kicks off at 1.30pm at the Mamboleo Showground in Kisumu.

This match will pave the way for the clash between the Kenyan and Ugandan men’s sides at 4.00pm at the same venue.

The ladies have been in session for the last one month preparing for Elgon Cup against Kenya this Weekend and the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers later in August, and will be captained by Winnie Atyang.

Lady Cranes captain Winnie Atyang in training

“It has a lot of work as the journey has been long. We are awakening a sleeping performer,” said Coach Edgar Lemerigar.

“Our first assignment is this weekend and from the 50 players, I a certain the match day 23 will deliver.”

Uganda have the experience of Charlotte Mudoola to count on at flyhalf who pairs up with 2017 USPA Female Rugby Player Of The Year Samiya Ayikoru in the halfback positions.

 

Lady Cranes 23-woman squad for Elgon Cup:

Starting XV:

1.Faith Namugga 2.Yvonne Najjuma 3.Christine Nakayiza 4.Charity Atimango 5.Hellen Gizamba 6.Mary Gloria Ayot 7.Winnie Atyang (Captain) 8.Beatrice Atim 9.Samiya Ayikoru 10.Charlotte Mudoola 11.Christine Akello 12.Peace Lekuru (Vice Captain)13.Aisha Nakityo Nabulime 14.Rita Nadunga 15.Mary Kyoita Odoyi

Reserves:

16.Peace Mirembe 17.Warry Ssenfuka Joanita 18.Fortunate Irankunda 19.Irene Ziggy 20.Lydia Namabiro 21.Juliet Nandawula 22.Diana Kwagala 23.Esther Tino.

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