2022 Commonwealth Games (Netball)

Uganda 62-28 Trinidad and Tobago

The Uganda national netball team, She Cranes has produced a stunning display and performance, humbling Trinidad and Tobago 62-28 during a pool B duel at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham United Kingdom.

From the onset, She Cranes were bullish in attack.

Head coach Fred Mugerwa rested team captain Peace Proscovia for Mary Nuba in the goal shooter’s position.

Mary Nuba scores one of She Cranes’ goals on the evening against Trindad and Tobago

Nuba and Irene Eyaru inflicted the damage as Africa’s second best netball country won the opening quarter 13-6.

The goal margin increased by half time to 33-13 before the first two changes were effected.

Stellah Oyella and Jesca Achan paved way for Marget Baagala and Norah Lunkuse respectively.

Towering Muhammed Hanisha replaced Shafie Nalwanja in the goalkeeper’s position.

By the end of the third quarter, the writing was well spelt out on the wall for Uganda as the lead increased to 47-22.

Irene Eyaru and Jesca Achan returned for service, taking over the slot for Bagaala and Nassanga respectively.

The final score was 62-28 as Uganda secured the maximum two points in the bag and the first victory of the campaign.

Uganda had lost their opener 40-53 against the world champions New Zealand on Saturday.

On Tuesday, 2nd August 2022, Uganda faces hosts England in yet another duel.

Uganda Team Vs Trindad and Tobago:

GK – Shafie Nalwanja
GD – Joan Nampuungu
WD – Sandra Nambirige
C – Jesca Achan
WA – Stella Oyella
GA – Irene Eyalu
GS – Mary Nuba

Reserves:

Peace Procsovia, Margret Baagala, Norah Lunkuse, Hanisha Muhammed, Nassanga Shadia

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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