Uganda’s U-19 girls cricket team returned home from Botswana on Thursday as fourth place finishers at the ICC Women’s U-19 World Cup Qualifiers.
Uganda, after a fantastic showing in the group stages that saw them win all their games, faltered in the knockout rounds as they fell to Rwanda in the semi-finals.
The girls after that defeat were handed an opportunity to redeem themselves with a decent finish but lost to Namibia in the 3rd/4th Play-offs.
Head coach Yusuf Nanga took the positives; “We are obviously disappointed we didn’t make it to the finals, but I thought the girls did their best.”
“I believe the girls have learnt a lot from this tournament and I believe they will teach their friends back home what they have learnt.”
“It was a good experience. Maybe next time when we return to this stage, we will do better,” he added.
The Botswana edition was an inaugural one and Rwanda has the honour of being the inaugural winner.
They beat another East African nation in Tanzania in the finals to win the trophy.