The first-ever qualifiers for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Africa are a week away and Uganda will be part of the four-team tournament.

In their final preps for the event that doubles as Rugby Africa Women’s Cup, the team will hold a four-day residential training camp in Jinja.

The camp runs from Saturday, August 3 to Tuesday, August 7 before departing for South Africa.

Edgar Lemerigar and Leonard Lubambula, the men in charge of the team, started taking the ladies through drills late May.

Kenya Lioness gave the coaches a clear picture of their progress with the team during the two Elgon Cup matches that the Cranes lost 44-13 at Mamboleo Showground and 35-5 at Kyadondo.

The Squad

Faith Namugga, Yvonne Najjuma, Evelyn Aweku, Charity Atimango, Winnie Atyang (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 Nzige, Christine Nakayiza, Loy Mbabazi, Teddy Iwutung, Esther Tino, Joan Andika, Mary Kyoita, Agnes Nakuya, Rosenburg Kanyunyuzi


  • Edgar Lemerigar – Head Coach
  • Leonard Lubambula – Assistant Coach
  • Nelson Mayeku – Team Physiotherapist
  • Rachel Babirye Kakaire – Team Manager

All Fixtures | Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg

Friday, August 9

  • Madagascar vs Kenya
  • South Africa vs Uganda

Tuesday, August 13

  • Kenya vs Uganda
  • Madagascar vs South Africa

Saturday, August 17

  • Madagascar vs Uganda
  • South Africa vs Kenya

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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