The Lady Cricket Cranes saved Uganda Cricket from a miserable 2017 by defeating Zimbabwe in the final of the Africa T20 World Cup qualifiers to be crowned African Champions.
Having lost to Zimbabwe in the group stages the lady cranes were the underdogs heading into Saturday’s final.
However, Gertrude Chandiru has put her hand up whenever Uganda has needed her and she delivered the holy grail for Uganda.
While wickets fell around her she kept it together picking up boundaries and with 7 runs needed off the final over she was there till the end as Uganda claimed a famous 3 wicket win.
Uganda will now join other regional winners Scotland, Netherlands, PNG and test nations Ireland and Bangladesh early next year in the global qualifiers for the World Cup in West Indies in 2018.
The team returns this afternoon from Windhoek and will hosted to a winners dinner by Uganda Cricket.