Netball World Cup qualifiers results:
Uganda 52-45 Zambia, Botswana 41-37 Zimbabwe
Uganda’s national netball team, The She Cranes has begun their world cup qualifying campaign with a convincing win against Zambia.
The Ugandan side beat their Zambian counterpart 52-45 in an opening fixture of group B on Monday morning in Gaborone, Botswana.
After a one point lead in 1st quarter (10 against 9), Uganda looked to have gained authority in the game following another 24-20 lead in 2nd quarter after. The Cranes went on and netted 8 goals in 3rd quarter against 12 for the score board to read 38-33.
The Fred Mugerwa coached team won 52-45 after the last quarter of the game played at Bona arena. “In Africa, Uganda is one of the best teams we have and Zambia did not take that as a challenge”. Ket Letish, a netball game enthusiastic who watched the game live in Botswana told Kawowo Sports shortly after the game.
“Uganda’s attack was good, mid court was stable and defense was okay to. Zambia was just too weak to defeat the mighty Ugandan side.” Letish whose Botswana team beat Zimbabwe earlier on Sunday continued to say before adding that, “Peace Proscovia had a very good combination with her goal attacker (GA). She was very accurate and made sure she utilizes their center passes and the turnovers.”
Seven teams [Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Swaziland and Malawi] are taking part in this week-long tourney which begun Sunday and its top two finalists will join South Africa to represent Africa in Next year’s World Cup. Kenya did not turn up.
UGANDA REMAINING FIXTURES:
TUESDAY 16TH-SEP Uganda Vs Zimbabwe, Botswana Vs Uganda
THURSDAY 18TH-SEP Uganda Vs Swaziland
FRIDAY 19TH-SEP Uganda VS Namibia