Africa Netball Cup: She Cranes Suffer First Loss Against South Africa

Monday, November 15
*Uganda 37-57 South Africa

Tuesday, November 16
*Malawi Vs Uganda

Uganda suffered their first loss at the ongoing Africa Netball Cup after a 37-57 defeat to South Africa on Monday in Windhoek.

Uganda came into the game with a 100% record having won all their six games but lost to a better Spar Proteas side on the day.

South Africa edged a closely contested first quarter 10-13 before opening a five-goal lead at halftime.

And a couple of turnovers from Uganda and contested umpire calls helped South Africa stretch the lead to 12 after the third quarter before the side sailed to what turned out to be a comfortable win.

Uganda all but loses its grip on the title as an imminent South African win against Zambia on Tuesday will see the side defend the title they won in 2019.

Uganda face Malawi on Tuesday in their last game in 7th Vs 6th affair per World Rankings.

What They Said:

She Cranes Goal Shooter Stella Oyella: “We tried our level best, however much the umpires were not on our side. We did some mistakes but we hope to rectify them tomorrow. We expect Malawi to come stronger as well. We are going back to the drawing board, review the game, and see how we can rectify our mistakes.”

SPAR Proteas Head Coach Dorette Badenhorst: “We knew that it was going to be a physical match against Uganda and we needed to be mentally ready for that one. There is a lot happening outside of the four lines however ours is to make sure that we concentrate on the game. Playing against other African countries is always tough and as I have been saying since day one, we will underestimate no one, everyone gets the same respect from us.”

Players Used:

Uganda – Stella Oyella, Irene Eyaru, Norah Lukuuse, Meeme Ruth, Lillian Ajio, Joan Nampungu, Shaffie Nalwanja

South Africa – Ine-Mari Venter, Lefebre Rademan, Izette Griesel, Bongiwe Msomi, Jamie Van Wyk, Monique Reyneke, Phumiza Maweni



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