NETBALL: UCU players yet to return from the US


Uganda rounded off an outstanding performance and finished fourth at the World Netball Championship in Miami, USA, which ended on July 17.

As the team returned to a hero’s welcome on July 18 at Entebbe airport, however, four of its members did not disembark from the plane.

Earlier media reports indicated that the four girls, along with other team officials, would travel the next day due to flight changes.

The girls have since not yet arrived in the country.

By press time, the circumstances under which Susan Atino, Sarah Nakitende and the UCU duo of Flavia Nakanwagi and Joan Ameo did not fly back with the rest of the team, were yet unclear.

Efforts to reach the head of delegation, Ms Penninnah Kabenge, for a comment on the matter were unsuccessful as her known mobile numbers were off.

However, UCU Angels Captain, Alisha Wasagali, and Irene Akello who travelled with the team arrived back safely. Uganda lost 42-41 to Australia in the play-offs.