Tuesday, May 10
•JKT Mbweni 37-38 KVZ
•Tamisani 40-56 KCCA
•Chaya Vs JKU (Men)
•Prisons Vs Uhamiaji
KCCA Netball Club fought from a quarter down to overcome Tanzania’s Tamisemi in a thrilling East Africa Netball Championship at Kamwokya Community Sports Centre.
Lilian Ndezako scored all the 12 goals for the Tanzanian outfits to take a slender 12-11 advantage in the first quarter before KCCA found their way back into the contest.
The two substitutions of Fortunate Ngabirech for Annet Najjuka in the centre and Akello Malisera for Namutebi Rose in Wing defender position, changed the game in KCCA’s favour.
“We were testing a certain combination of players on court that didn’t work out properly and we had to change in the second quarter and that’s why we improved. And we also told them to intercept their centre passes if we wanted to win and that exactly what they did and has enabled us to come out on top,” said KCCA coach Fred Mugerwa Tabale.
KCCA won the second quarter 16-11 to turn the tables, and were 38-32 going into the last quarteer which they won 18-18.
“We could have won by a better margin, just that we did a few mistakes here and there but I am that we managed to pick a win and that’s all matters for now.”
“This was the strongest team in our group so the performance will not matter. I was impressed with Sandra Nambirige’s performance, actually the whole three defenders did well and that’s why we came back stronger.
“It’s just coordination, working together, the problem is that we never had the full time training and we didn’t get enough time, but I believe that as we continue playing in the competition, we will improve on that.”
Hanisha Muhammed scored 26 points in the opening three quarters, Shadiah Nassanga added 23 more and Irene Eyalu contributed 8 in the winning effort.
This is the second win for KCCA who beat UPDF 67-24 on Monday. They return to action against JKU of Zanzibar on Thursday.