National Insurance Cooperation (NIC) kicked off the search for their fifteenth East African Netball Championships on a high note when they registered a 49-42 win against Ministry of Information and Communication (Moic) from Kenya.

NIC’s Peace Proscovia inspired the defending champions with her 32 goals though she was matched by Moic’s Bridget Wanzala. “It was a hard fought win because we usually win teams by 15, 20 points,” noted NIC’s captain Desire Birungi Obua.

“Everyone come targeting the defending champions but we always train harder cause we don’t plan to give it want just like that,” she added.

In the other game involving a Ugandan team, UPDF women managed to overcome Kenya’s Malaha 57-23. UPDF’s Anette Nakiwu after shooting 38 goals is leading the top scorer’s chats.

In the same game Malaha’s Christine Wanjira managed 25 goals for her club. NIC, Police, UPDF, Prisons, KCCA, Ministry of Information and Communication and Mahala are the women’s teams. Uganda Prisons, Kenya prisons, and Wob are the only men’s teams’ competing.

Today’s other results

Uganda Prisons 43-41uganda police

Uganda Prisons 30-32 UCU (Men)

Today’s selected fixtures

Uganda police v NIC

Uganda prisons v malaha

Moic v KCCA

NIC v UPDF

Wob men v Uganda Prisons men

Malaha men v Uganda prisons men

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