Netball: England tour pays off for most She Cranes players

Thursday December 6 2018

Missing: Halima Nakachwa (C) did not return

Missing: Halima Nakachwa (C) did not return with the She Cranes. COURTSEY PHOTO 

By Regina Nalujja

Kampala. Ever since the She Cranes Uganda’s national netball team started excelling in international engagements, various players have been spotted and convinced by foreign teams to switch to their camps, however the efforts had not yet materialised due to lack of connection between the foreign and local netball teams. Netball players through international engagements have gotten into contact with foreign teams and the latest is Halima Nakachwa, one of the most reliable She Cranes centre player.
Nakachwa reportedly vanished from the hotel where the team was residing during the Netball Test Series and has been linked to some yet to be known club in England.
A reliable source reveals that two more players – names withheld were also meant to do it the Nakachwa way, but opted to first sort out issues with their clubs before returning to England. For Nakachwa, Coach Vincent Kiwanuka, with whom the team travelled confirms that she might have landed a club.
“I think there is a club that spotted her, however I cannot talk much about it for now but what I know she will return to complete her transfer,” he said. Sunshine Coast Lightning’s Peace Proscovia has for long been the only Ugandan netballer playing professional before Mary Nuba was called to replace her at Loughborough Lightning. The former turned professional after her excellent performance at the Netball World Cup in 2015.