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Africa U19 Qualifiers: Baby Cricket Cranes Set for Rwanda

Uganda U19 Boys’ National Cricket team, the Baby Cranes, have been flagged off to Rwanda for the ICC U-19 World Cup Africa Region Qualifier.

The boys who have been in a Bio-Secure Bubble at Hawaii Resort in Entebbe for the past two weeks, will leave for Rwanda on Monday.

The event is scheduled for September 28th to October 7th.

The team under coach Ivan Thawithemwira, will be competing with hosts Rwanda, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania and hosts Rwanda in a 50-over round robin format.

Uganda will be battling for a single slot to book a place at the 2022 U19 World Cup in the West Indies.

Uganda will seek to return to a World Cup stage after two appearances in 2004 (Dhaka, Bangladesh) and 2006 (Colombo, Sri Lanka).

Uganda’s Fixture:

Thursday, September 30th

*Uganda Vs Namibia – IPRC Kigali

Sunday, October 3rd
*Uganda Vs Rwanda – Gahanga Stadium

Monday, October 4th
*Uganda Vs Nigeria – Gahanga Stadium

Wednesday, October 6th
*Uganda Vs Tanzania – IPRC Kigali

Uganda’s Contingent To Rwanda:

Players – Pascal Murungi (Captain), Juma Miyagi, Brian Asaba, Cyrus Kakuru, Ronald Omara, Ronald Lutaaya, Joseph Baguma, Christopher Kidega, Matthew Musinguzi, Ismail Munir (Vice-Captain), Ackram Nsubuga, Pius Oloka, Isaac Sanyu Ategeka.

Officials – Ivan Thawithemwira (Head Coach), Robinson Turinawe (Assistant Coach), Habib Kulusum Anguyo (Physiotherapist), Sylvester Rokani (Team Manager).


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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