Sanity is expected to prevail over Uganda Netball Federation following the election of Sarah Babirye Kityo as the Federation’s new president for the next four years (2021 to 2025).
Babirye convened her first meeting with the executive in attendance of Sports regulation body in the country (National Council of Sports).
National council of sports General secretary Dr Patrick Ogwel has cautioned them of the task ahead.
“The commonwealth games in birmingham England next year in summer is one of the issues they should start with, African championship, U21 worldcup in Figi that was re-sheduled but preparations have to start today” said NCS secretary general Dr. Benard Patrick Ogwel.
“Netball as a sport is a big brand for this country having gone for the world Cup three times but its too unfortunate that the netball family looks to have failed to tap the money from this brand” Ogwel adds.
It should be noted that the She Cranes made debuted at the World Cup in 1979 in Trinidad and Tobago then later in 2015 in Sydney Australia with the last outing being 2019 in Liverpool in England.
“We are greatful for the receiption of NCs and they’re ready to help us fullfill our manifesto.” Says New Netball president sarah babirye kityo
The vice president in charge of administrative matters Brigadier General Flavia Byekwaso, has re-echoed the need of government funding Netball more than it does today.
“Netball is seventh in the world yet we get only Shs2b on the sports budget. This is unfair yet football which is in the 80th position is the world get more than we do”. she said
Saraha Babirye Kityo was elected on the 5th of June replacing Suzan Anek as the president for the netball federation.
For the next 4yrs, she will work with the vice president in charge of administrative matters is Brigadier General Flavia Byekwaso, Vice (technical) Richard Muhumuza, Aminah Mande Kimbugwe (general secretary), Harriet Margret Apolot (assistant general secretary), Aidah Nambuusi Kibedi (treasurer), and Yahaya Ssengabi as the publicity secretary.