All Africa Black Ball Pool Championship – Day 2 (Ladies results)
- Uganda 22-3 Kenya
- South Africa 16-09 Zimbabwe
Uganda national women pool team, the Pool She Cranes are champions of Africa.
To achieve the historic feat, the side has humiliated Kenya 22-3 on Friday at the Lugogo Indoor Arena in Kampala to counter on the two day one victories against Zimbabwe and 2015 champions, South Africa.
On Thursday, the hosts were 16-9 winners against Zimbabwe and pipped favorites South Africa 13-12.
Day two witnessed Uganda return in a more ruth-less manner winning 22 frames out of the possible 25 to finish with 10 points, two better of South Africa.
Victoria ‘Vicky’ Namuyanja, Sharon Mirembe were superb for the She Pool Cranes winning all their frames with 100% record.
Ritah Nimusiima, Angella Busingye and captain Zaimati Nabafu were also exceptional on the day.
Uganda players, Victoria Namuyanja (left) and Ritah Nimusiima share a light moment after their respective games
Uganda team skipper Nabafu attributed the team’s success to early preparations and home advantage.
With delight, she disclosed to Kawowo Sports;
We started our preparations quite early and winning is just the perfect reward.
Also, playing in front of our home fans was another motivational factor for the team.
South Africa’s Olivia Leaner readies herself to play during the Africa Pool championship on Friday
Meanwhile, the men side needs just one more win against Kenya to win their first even championship and dethrone South Africa.
Uganda will play Kenya on Saturday, the same day that championship will climax with the mixed doubles, doubles and singles events.
The winners for the team events each pockets home $ 1000 and the runners up take $ 500.
For the singles, victors will smile to the bank with a $ 500 cash reward with the runners up taking $ 250.
This is the first time that Uganda is hosting the continental pool event.
Day 1 ladies scores:
Zimbabwe 21-04 Kenya
Uganda 16-09 Zimbabwe
Uganda 13-12 South Africa
Women team: Sharon Mirembe, Angella Busingye, Ritah Nimusiime, Vicky Namuyanja, Zaimati Nabafu, Justine Nampebwa, Jacinta Kajubi, Rose Namugerwa