Africa Netball Cup: She Cranes Settles for Silver in Windhoek

She Cranes Matches
Nov 9: Tanzania 29-77 Uganda
Nov 10: Uganda 52-33 Zambia
Nov 11: Uganda 62-36 Namibia
Nov 12: Botswana 30-81 Uganda
Nov 13: Zimbabwe 47-74 Uganda
Nov 14: Uganda 73-40 Kenya
Nov 15: South Africa 57-37 Uganda
Nov 16: Malawi 44-44 Uganda

Uganda Netball team, the She Cranes, managed to bag Silver at the concluded 2021 Africa Netball Cup.

Uganda drew with Malawi 44-44 on Tuesday to end the campaign with 13 points having won six and lost against South Africa in eight matches.

The tournament, hosted by Namibia, was played on a round-robin format.

Final standings

Sarah Namuddu, the She Cranes assistant coach commended the fighting spirit of the players: “It has been tough, but we had made a strategy to go hard, we had told our girls that whether the officiating is bad, we must be strong and I thank them for the effort.”

Uganda, ranked seventh in the World and third in the Continent, earlier beat Malawi in the Pent Series and will be hoping to leapfrog the side in the next ranking next year before the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

“It was not an east game. It was actually a battle of life and death as we both wanted to take the second spot,” said She Cranes captain Stella Oyella.

“All in all, God was on our side and we managed to at least avoid defeat. There were many contacts and the umpire just waved on. We battled hard and managed to come through. They wanted revenge after beating them in the Pent Series and I am happy we came second.”

Uganda earlier lost to Continent giants and defending champions South Africa to all but end their title charges.

Not much has improved from the She Cranes team that has won the title twice but Coach Fred Mugerwa who was reinstated about two months back, will be hoping to focus on the positives from the Tournament ahead of future engagements to come.



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