Cricket Cranes In Search For Gold At The African Games

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David GOMBE

The Cricket Cranes are gearing up for the African Games in Ghana, eyeing the top prize amidst formidable competition. This marks cricket’s inaugural appearance at the 13th African Games in Accra.

Uganda finds itself placed in Group A alongside South Africa, Kenya, and the hosts, Ghana. With the top two teams from each group advancing to the semifinals, the quest for gold intensifies.

Cosmas Kyewuta’s return from a back injury strengthens the squad, while Riazat Ali Shah’s absence due to a similar injury sustained during the Sri Lanka Tour is noted. Additionally, Jonathan Ssebanja and Innocent Mwebaze will sit out for the games, opting for a well-deserved rest.

Brian Masaba assumes the helm, leading the Cricket Cranes in their pursuit of gold. Jackson Ogwang takes charge as interim Head Coach, supported by Craig Williams as the batting consultant for the tournament.

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In addition to vying for medals, teams will also vie for T20I ranking points. Uganda currently holds the 22nd position globally, trailing behind South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia.

The Cricket Cranes depart from Kampala on Friday morning, arriving in Accra later that evening. Innocent Ndawula takes on the role of Media Manager for the team, ensuring efficient communication throughout the tournament.

Full Squad: 1. Roger Mukasa, 2. Simon Ssesazi, 3. Robinson Obuya, 4. Fred Achelam, 5. Dinesh Nakrani, 6. Brian Masaba (Captain), 7. Alpesh Ramjani, 8. Kenneth Waiswa, 9. Ronald Lutaaya, 10. Cyrus Kakuru, 11. Henry Ssenyondo, 12. Bilal Hassun, 13. Juma Miyagi, 14. Cosmas Kyewuta 15. Frank Nsubuga

Team Officials: Jackson Ogwang (Interim Head Coach), Emmanuel Oroma (S&C Coach), Shamim Nassali (Physiotherapist), Tusiime Steven (Team Analyst), Innocent Ndawula (Media Manager), Craig Williams (Batting Consultant), Charles Waiswa (Team Manager)

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