Uganda Cricket will host the Tanzania U19 Girls for a bilateral series from January 13th to 17th. The girls will play a series of games on the T20 format and all the games be held at Kyambogo University Oval.
The series will be used by both countries to expose the next generation of super stars to international Cricket as they prepare for the Inaugural U19 girls World Cup in 2021. Both countries mutually agreed to play against each other after the cancellation of the Africa U19 Girl’s tournament in December.
Uganda U19 Select side captain Maria Nyende Kagoya from Masaka SS is confident they will put up great performances and win the event
“We are well prepared and we are looking forward to a having a great event. Our target is to win the competition.”
Tanzania skipper Hudaa Morisho is determined that they will return home as winners
“This is a great opportunity for us to represent our nation and even though this is our first time in Uganda, we are well prepared to return home victorious.” She stated.
Tanzania are a super power in the ladies Cricket in the region won the Kwibuka Peace tournament in Rwanda at their maiden appearance last year. They arrived in the country on Friday night at accommodated at Nob View Hotel.
Uganda will field two teams with Uganda U19 National Team handled by Ivan Kakande and Naomi Kayondo while Uganda Select Team will be handled by Yusuf Nanga.
Esther Ilukor from Olila High School captain the Uganda U19 side while the Uganda Select side will be captained by Kagoya.
Action will kick off on Monday as Uganda U19 Select side battle Uganda U19 Side.
Monday 13th January
•Uganda U19 Vs Uganda XI at 10:00am
•Tanzania Vs Uganda XI U19 at 2:30Pm
Tuesday 14th January
•Tanzania Vs Uganda U19 at 10:00am
•Uganda U19 Vs Uganda XI U19 at 2:30PM
Wednesday 15th January Rest Day
Thursday 16th January
•Tanzania Vs Uganda XI U19
•Tanzania Vs Uganda U19
Friday 17th January
•Final 1st Vs 2nd and Prize Giving Ceremony
Saturday 18th January Departure