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Uganda’s She Cranes are Africa netball champions

Ugandan champions. PHOTO VIA @UgandaMediaCent

FINAL RESULTS
Uganda 🇺🇬   67  Zambia 🇿🇲  50
Malawi  71 Botswana 39
Zimbabwe 68  Namibia 37

Uganda’s She Cranes are Africa netball champions.

With five wins out of five, the She Cranes capped a memorable tournament by beating Zambia 67-50 baskets on the final day of the six-nation event at Lugogo, Kampala.

Spurred by goal attacker Proscovia Peace, Uganda humbled Africa’s top ranked team Malawi Queens and defending champions Zimbabwe Gems  in the tournament as they scored a record 335 baskets.

Malawi Queens are ranked 6th in the world, Uganda is ranked 13th,  Zimbabwe 16th and Zambia 15th.

The She Cranes entered the final day walking tall, after they got a boost from Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, who gave them and the U-20 netball teams a sh96 million .

Team       P  W  D  L   PTS     GOAL AV
Uganda      5   5   0   0     10        335
Malawi      5    4   0    1    8           284
Zimbabwe 5   3   0    2    6           273
Zambia      5   2   0    3    4           266
Botswana  5   1   0    4    2
Namibia    5   0   0    5    0

 

Uganda She Cranes:

Lilian Ajio – Goal Defender, Stella Nafuka – Goal Keeper, Wycline Natwentwa –Wide Defender, Betty Kiiza – Centre, Halima Nakachwa – Wide Attacker, Stella Oyella – Goal Attacker and Peace Proscovia – Goal Shooter.

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OTHER RESULTS

Day 1
Uganda 72 def Botswana 29
(20-7, 42-14, 57-22, 72-29)
Day 2
Malawi 55 def Zimbabwe 45
(17-9, 28-21, ..-.., 55-45)
Uganda 69 def Nambia 31
(15-11, 38-15, 56-24, 69-31)
Zambia 57 def Botswana 42
Day 3
Uganda 66 def Malawi 43
(13-11, 27-22, 48-29, 66-43)
Zimbabwe 56 def Botswana 37
Zambia 56 def Nambia 46
Day 4
Malawi 64 def Nambia 35
(17-10, 35-19, 48-31, 64-35)
Zimbabwe 59 def Zambia 58
(19-11, 30-29, 44-45, 59-58

Day 5

Uganda 🇺🇬 61  Zimbabwe 45 🇿🇼
Botswana  57   Namibia   38
Malawi      51    Zambia     45

 

 

4 comments

  1. Congs. She Cranes for the achievement

  2. Uganda is still way behind before they can march the Malawians. If Malawi only brought one star with all being their first international Game…. leaving all their known stars then just know that they truly remain best. I can imagine if they brought the whole team.

  3. Malawi indeed remains the best netball team in Africa..new blood in the team proving it all. The coaching panel did well to bring in new players..it shows they believe in unveiling new talent..Bravo Malawi Queens!!

    • Malawi Queens those little girls played the most exciting game I watched there. Their hearts came out when playing Zambia and Namubia. Uganda has a long way to go. Uganda must seek to play more games against the senior Malawi team to be sure of their progress.

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