Netball World Cup: Loughborough’s Mary Nuba Optimistic About She Cranes Chances

Featured Image: Nuba ready to Spur Uganda. Courtesy photo

Uganda’s camp in preps for next month’s Netball World Cup received a major boost following the arrival of UK based Mary Nuuba Cholhok on Monday.

The tall shooter, speaking to NTV’s Sam Mpoza on Tuesday after She Cranes training session at Lugogo said that Uganda has the ability to upset odds in Liverpool.

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“We just need to play as a team not as an individual because we will be representing the whole of Uganda,” Nuba said. “We can do better out there, am very confident.”

Nuba (right) in action during a Loughborough game. Courtesy photo

Nuba, after impressing and helping Uganda to claim the World University Championship in Makerere, joined Loughborough Lightening in England as a replacement for Peace Proscovia who left to Australia.

“It was hard for me in England especially in the first two weeks as I had not got used to everything like the weather and food. But now everything is conducive.

“I have learnt a lot as a player including the drills, shooting, recovery stuff and am ready to put all this to use and help my country perform better at a world stage.”

The towering former Nkumba University student claimed the Vitality Netball Goalden shot award at the close of the 2019 Vitality Netball Super League season.

The She Cranes are expected to intensify their preps with a residential training camp before the week ends or at the start if next week.

Nuba at World University Championship in Makerere. FISU

Unlike Nuuba, Sunshine Coast Lightning (Australian league) Peace Proscovia is expected to join the team in UK.

Nuba’s arrival in camp grows the number of She Cranes players to 11 with the exception of team captain Peace Proscovia, who plays for

There are currently 14 players training, including the three reserves who are not part of the 12 going to UK.

Nuba’s Simple Fact File

Full Name – Mary Nuba Cholhok

Born – January 3, 1998

Parents – Agaar Chut Dhiew and Nuba Maper

Place of Birth – Rumbek, present day South Sudan.

Fact: Nuba left S.Sudan in 2004 because of conflicts between the Sudanese government and the then rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

Did U know – Nuba is a first born of six siblings and a mother of one.



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