Press Release:

With less than three weeks to the Tour of Namibia, Cricket Cranes coach Laurence Mahatlane has bolstered his training sessions by acquiring the services of renowned Strength & Conditioning Coach Helen Buteme.

The former Lady Rugby Cranes captain put in an intense shift with the boys to start up things and will have another three sessions before they depart for Windhoek where they are scheduled to play Three T20s and Two Limited Overs (50 overs) game between April 2-11. The team shall camp in a bio-bubble from March 29.

Earlier this month, former Cricket Cranes wicket-keeper batsman Lawrence Ssematimba officially started work as Uganda A coach. He works alongside coach Mahatlane and assistant coach Jackson Ogwang. He will handle the players that don’t make the 14-man team to Windhoek.

The Cricket Cranes are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to stay atop the log ahead of their trip to Jersey for the ICC World Cricket Challenge League B in September 2021.

On the day; Dinesh Nakrani and Ronak Patel met coach Mahatlane for the first time after flying in from India with the post-Covid-19 era travel restrictions relaxed.

Dinesh and Ronak introduced to Laurence Mahatlane by Team Captain Brian Masaba


Full Name: Helen Koyokoyo Buteme

Date of birth: May 27, 1980

Profession: Research scientist Qualifications (sports): World Rugby Level 2 coach, World Rugby Coach Educator, Conditioning Coach B license from Leipzig University Qualifications (academic): Bsc in Biochemistry, MSc in Molecular Biology

Sports played: Hockey and Rugby Current Position: Strength and Conditioning coach at Expres