Uganda She Cranes players with the treasured Black-Yellow-Red national flag in New Zealand during the 2022 Fast 5 Series


Towering sharp shooter Mary Nuba Cholhok was voted as the fans’ choice player of the 2022 Fast 5 series in New Zealand.

Fast 5 World Series 2022:

Final Table Standings:

  1. Australia
  2. South Africa
  3. England
  4. New Zealand
  5. Uganda
  6. Jamaica

On their first time of asking, Uganda’s She Cranes did not disappoint at the 2022 Netball Fast Five World Series tournament hosted in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Uganda settled for fifth position with three wins, one against eventual winners Australia, 32-30.

Uganda’s Faridah Kadondi named as the match’s best player in the memorable victory over Australia.

Uganda She Cranes players prior to a game at the Fast 5 Series

Uganda has also defeated Jamaica 33-22 and recorded a 32-10 win over the same opponents in the classification match to take 5th place.

Irene Eyaru was named as the outstanding player in the second win over Jamaica.

The East African country fell 32-49 to the hosts (New Zealand), 34-38 to England and 22-27 to fellow Africans South Africa.

Mary Nuba Cholhok with her award

Towering sharp shooter Mary Nuba Cholhok was voted as the fans’ choice player of the series.

The dance from the She Cranes’ players on the “Babandana” tune of Ugandan musician Grenade was eye-catching before every spectator.

Uganda She Cranes dance before a game at the 2022 Fast Series in New Zealand | Credit: She Cranes

Australia overcame South Africa 34-20 to win the championship.

Hosts New Zealand settled for third place with a 39-25 victory over England.

The Uganda She Cranes eye the 2023 Netball World Cup that will be played between July 28 to August 6 in Cape Town city, South Africa.

She Cranes Results at Fast 5 World Series:

Day 1:

  • New Zealand 49-32 Uganda
  • Uganda 33-22 Jamaica
  • England 38-34 Uganda

Day 2

  • Uganda 32-30 Australia
  • Uganda 22-27 South Africa
  • Uganda 32-10 Jamaica

Closing matches:

  • Finals: Australia 34-20 South Africa
  • 3rd Place: England 25-39 New Zealand
  • 5th Place: Uganda 32-10 Jamaica

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

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