Uganda Netball Team Invited for Mapenduzi Cup in Zanzibar

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Uganda’s Netball team, the She Cranes has been invited for the Mapenduzi Cup which starts in Zanzibar on January 6. The hosts will field a combined team made up of Tanzanian and Zanzibari players.

Uganda’s Netball team, the She Cranes has been invited for the Mapenduzi Cup which starts in Zanzibar on January 6. The hosts will field a combined team made up of Tanzanian and Zanzibari players.

The other countries that have been invited for the Championship include; Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and Namibia. But the She Cranes, who started training last week, are yet to get money to travel to Zanzibar.

Annet Kisomose, the general secretary of Uganda Netball Federation told URN on Monday that they are looking for money that can cater for the team. Kisomose says she is hopeful that they will get the money by Wednesday.
 
The She Cranes will also use the tournament to prepare for the 2012 London Olympics. The team qualified for the Olympics after winning gold at the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique.

The She Cranes defeated eight African sides at the Games including hosts Mozambique, traditional rivals Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana and Botswana on a round robin basis.