She Cranes duo reveal how the team is exploited with no pay

David GOMBE 

She Cranes players led by Cholhok Mary Nuba and Nampungu Joan have revealed that they volunteered to play without pay for the love of the country but other individuals benefit from their sweat.

The duo believes that it’s the right time for the government and those that govern the game to reward them for their sweat.

The two players raised their concerns via their Twitter accounts.

In her tweet, Nampungu revealed that after the five series tournament in New Zealand, they were only given Shs 50,000/=

“As we players we are disappointed and heartbroken coming back from such a tournament and they give u only 50k.”

She Cranes and Loughborough Lighting Shooter Nuba retweeted to Nampungu’s tweet,

“Totally agree, we have volunteered to play without pay for love our country and netball alot but its not fair as others people in power benefit from our sweat. We are not a charity case , we rise the Ugandan flag like no other sports. We demand for what we deserve.”

Nuba also took time to respond to the first lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni who had hailed the team for it’s performances

“Thanks for your kind words Mama Janet however, we need more than words at this point. These girls are struggling to provide for their families. We need to be paid for our endless efforts for the country.”

Uganda beat Jamaica and Australia 33-22 and 32-30 in the round robin format of the game but fall to England, New Zealand and South Africa.

Nuba was also awarded fans’ player of the series for her impressive performance at the tournament.

She Cranes finished fifth out of the six participants at the Netball Fast Five Series that ended last Sunday in New Zealand.

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