The 20 Players in Camp: Peace Proscovia (NIC), Stella Oyella (NIC), Nanyonga Racheal (NIC), Hadijah Nakabuye (NIC), Florance Amono (Prisons), Irene Eyaru (KCCA), Jessica Achan (Prisons), Halima Nakachwa (Prisons), Ruth Meeme (NIC), Caroline Alupo (UPDF), Suzan Atino (NIC), Mummy Susan Mukala (NIC), Elizabeth Atonet (NIC), Alice Nanteza (NIC), Enid Abalo (Police), Lillian Ajio (Prisons),Florance Nanyonga (Prisons), Martha Soigi (NIC), Caroline Badaru (Prisons), Betty Namukasa (NIC)
The She Cranes resume training today ahead of the August 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney Australia, but if there is anything that lets down coach Fred Mugerwa, it’s the training ground.
The she Cranes use the open temporary hard court just next to the northern gate of Namboole stadium.
“It’s an open hard court, with a lot of wind, this is the total opposite of the world cup environment,” Mugerwa told Kawowo sports
“We need to have time and train in an indoor court, because of the softer surface but also the fact that it’s enclosed, that bars the wind from distracting us,” he added.
Captain of the team Peace Proscovia, who will miss today’s training session because of a management meeting at work (National Insurance Cooperation), has also expressed her disappointment.
“It’s like we are training on rocks, this surface is dangerous, our ankles and knees are in danger. But we have nothing to do, because we love our country,” Proscovia said yesterday.
“We can’t force the management of Lugogo to avail the indoor to us, because this is something we have been singing since last year,” she added.
The 2014 Uganda Sports Press Association sports personality of the year further insists: “Right now, the training ground doesn’t matter, what matters are the other requirements we need to reach Sydney.”
Before the world cup, the She Cranes will play at the Diamond Challenge in South Africa from June 12-21, then the Namibian challenge from June 27-July 2.