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Netball: She Cranes Threaten To Strike Ahead Of World Cup

Friday 7 August - UGANDA vs ZAMBIA. Players in action during a Preliminary Round match on Day 1 of Netball World Cup 2015 SYDNEY. Photo: Narelle Spangher (NWC2015 Media)

Uganda’s Senior Netball team, the She Cranes, are set to strike ahead of their World Cup. This comes a day after their counterparts, the Uganda Cranes, also went on strike asking for allowances at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations

The team are threatening not to go to the World Cup in Liverpool if their allowances are not paid.

Each player on the team was promised 8000 dollars and coaches 6000 dollars during an AGM held recently.

During Wednesday’s training session held at the indoor arena in Lugogo, Mary Nuba and Assistant captain Lilian Ajio cut their training session short, however, coach Vincent Kiwanuka claimed that the duo had minor injuries.

Rachael Nanyonga (left). Courtesy photo

There was an exchange between some players and Netball President Susan Anek when an issue concerning their allowances was mentioned.

The team is expected to meet Sports and Education Minister Janet Kataaha Museveni for a flag off on Thursday at the state house in Entebbe.

Uganda will start their World Cup campaign against England at Echo Arena on July 12 before facing Scotland and Samoa.

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