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Four She Cranes Players Seek Opportunities in Malaysia

four she cranes players seek opportunities in malaysia
four she cranes players seek opportunities in malaysia
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In a recent development, four players from the She Cranes, Uganda’s national netball team, have traveled to Malaysia for professional assessments. They are considering the possibility of securing permanent positions with prominent clubs participating in the Malaysian Netball Super League.

This move comes shortly after the She Cranes achieved recognition as the best team in Africa, following their outstanding performance in the recently concluded Netball World Cup.

The four players who have received invitations for assessments are Shadia Ssegujja Nassanga and Shaffie Nalwanja from KCCA Netball, currently affiliated with KL Wildcats, along with Faridah Kadondi from Makindye Weyonje and last season’s top scorer, Christine Namulumba, both representing the Perak Phoenix. However, as of now, these players are yet to secure professional contracts.

A source familiar with the situation mentioned, “The two clubs have some pre-season activities planned, and they want to evaluate these players before the season officially begins. There is a strong possibility that the four players will eventually sign professional contracts if they come to terms with their respective clubs.”

If these players do sign professional contracts, they will join a growing number of Ugandan netball talents who have ventured into professional netball beyond Uganda. Notably, She Cranes player Hanisha Muhameed recently joined the Bartercard Surrey Storm Netball Club in the United Kingdom’s Super League shortly after the Netball World Cup.

Other Ugandan professional players include Peace Proscovia, currently in the United Kingdom, Mary Cholhok Nuba, who plays for the Loughborough Lightning Netball Club, and Stellah Oyella, representing the Strathclyde Sirens Netball Club in Scotland.

Furthermore, sources indicate that several other She Cranes stars have attracted interest from professional clubs outside Uganda. Negotiations are reportedly ongoing for more players to make the transition to the professional ranks.