Najjuma, Jannon To Beef Up Gazelles As Team Enters Residential Camp


The National Women basketball team will be boosted by the additional of two foreign-based players.

Centre Maria Najjuma and Guard Jannon Otto will be jetting in the country on February 12, for the Zone Five Championships due February 14-19 at Lugogo Indoor Arena.

Youngster Najjuma, 19, is an aggressive big man who represented Uganda at the U16 Zone Five in Rwanda and named on the best team of the tournament.

She is a former Javon Ladies player and was summoned to join the NBA Academy last year.

Otto, a United States player, has been naturalised to represent Uganda.

Jannon Otto

She has played for UC Riverside (College), Oak Hills (High School), Rockhampton (Australia) and currently features for Musel Pikes (Luxembourg) where she is averaging 20 points this season.

The team, will on Tuesday, enter residential camp at Onoma Hotel after a morning practice session at Lugogo Indoor.

Four players Angellah Namirimu (KCCA), Moreen Amoding (JT Lady Jaguars), Sarah Namale (Nabisunsa) and Rebecca Susan Aanyu (KCCA) have been released.

Gazelles Squad – Evelyn Nakiyingi (JKL), Shakira Nanvubya (UCU), Flavia Oketcho (JKL), Rita Imamishimwe (JKL), Perus Nyamwenge (KIU Rangers), Brenda Ekone (JKL), Shilla Lamunu (Magic Stormers), Leticia Awor (KCCA), Agatha Kamwada (UCU), Zainah Lokamweri (JT Lady Jaguars), Hope Akello (JKL), Bridget Aber (UCU), Sarah Ageno (JT Lady Jaguars), Jannon Otto (Musel Pikes, Luxembourg), Maria Najjuma (NBA Academy, Senegal)

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