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first_img With Wayne Rooney’s future still unresolved, Kagawa could be asked to play a more prominent part by new boss David Moyes. And, after taking on a pivotal role in the Dortmund outfit that won back-to-back German titles, then reached the Champions League final last term after Kagawa’s exit, the 24-year-old has no doubts about his ability to carry out the job. “You have to believe in yourself,” he said. “If you don’t, things can go wrong both on and off the pitch. Being positive and believing in yourself is important, not only in football but also in improving as a person.” Should Rooney remain within the Red Devils fold, as Moyes hopes, the competition for Kagawa would remain huge, with Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck also vying for advanced roles beyond the midfield. Yet it is a situation Kagawa prefers to embrace rather than shy away from. “It is inspiring and exciting to play alongside such world class players,” he said. “Wayne can do everything to the highest standard. He has everything a football player would need: team spirit, hard work, switching between attack and defence. “You don’t see such players very often. He plays for the team, plus he can score and assist. There is so much I can learn from him and I enjoy playing with him. Robin, of course, made the difference with his goals. He’s wonderful.” Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa admits he must improve on his first season’s work at Old Trafford. The Japan star did emerge from his debut campaign with a Premier League title winners’ medal. He also bagged a superb hat-trick in a late season victory over Norwich. However, a major knee injury halted what had been an encouraging start to life with United, and the former Borussia Dortmund star never quite regained his form of old. “It was great to win the title with United,” Kagawa told Inside United. “But I feel I still have work to do. I would say I am half satisfied, half unsatisfied.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgThe She Cranes will be appearing at their third world cup. (PHOTOS/Agencies)KAMPALA – The Uganda National Netball team, the She Cranes will set off for Liverpool, UK on Friday afternoon.The team will be representing Uganda at the Netball world cup which will take place in the United Kingdom (UK) from 12th-21st of July, 2019.A contingent of 21 personnel is will leave the country at 4pm on Friday, June the, aboard Emirates Airlines.The contingent which will be accommodated at Holiday Express, a hotel that is 10 minutes away from the competition venue, includes 13 players and 8 officials.Ironically, the team is without a media attaché but it is believed they are set to appoint two personnel, one for print and the other for TV. The unnamed Media persons are understood to have already been accredited and possess UK entry Visas so as to cover the World Cup.The team was flagged off by the first Lady, Hon. Janet Museveni at Lugogo on Thursday afternoon.The She Cranes were flagged off on Thursday.At the World Cup finals, Uganda is in Group D of the preliminary stage one of the competition. In the group, they are alongside England, Scotland and Samoa.Their opening fixture will be against England on Friday, June 12th at 7pm. They will then face Scotland the following day before locking horns with Samoa on Sunday.The She Cranes enter into the competition, ranked as the 6th best Netballing nation in the world.This will be Uganda’s third participation at the Netball World Cup. Their first appearance dates back to 1979 in Trinidad and Tobago where they finished 13th overall.They returned for the 14th edition in 2015 in Australia, finishing 8th overall.The She Cranes who were earlier promised $8000, will instead get only UGX 10m as allowances. Half of the money was given to them on the eve of traveling and the rest will be availed while in the UK.All of the team’s funding has been covered by the government.The Contingent that will traveled this afternoonLeader of DelegationDr. Patrick Benard OgwelPlayersJesca Achan, Rachael Nanyonga, Peace Proscovia, Lillian Ajio, Sylvia Nanyonga, Irene Eyaru, Betty Kiiza, Stella Nanfuka, Stella Oyela, Ruth Meeme, Joan Nampungu, Mary Nuba, Muhaimina Namuwaya.OfficialsVincent Kiwanuka, James Bogere, Wilberforce Mutete, Imelda Nyongesa, Lina Okee, Ucanda Joceyln, Stephen Ataro, Alweny Alice.Comments Tags: Alweny Alice.Betty KiizaImelda NyongesaIrene EyaruJames BogereJesca AchanJoan NampunguLillian AjioLina OkeeMary NubaMuhaimina NamuwayaNetball World CupPeace ProscoviaRachael NanyongaRuth Meemeshe cranesStella NanfukaStella OyelaStephen AtaroSylvia NanyongatopUcanda JoceylnVincent KiwanukaWilberforce Mutetelast_img read more