Uganda To Host 2023 Africa Netball Cup

Uganda hosted the 2017 Africa Netball Cup at Lugogo

Uganda has been named host for the 2023 Africa Netball Cup.

The decision was reached at during the Netball Africa General Sitting held in Pretoria, South Africa on Saturday.

That meeting was attended by Netball Federation Presidents from Africa including Uganda’s Sarah Babirye Kityo.

With dates yet to be confirmed, the tournament will be held after the 2023 World Cup in South Africa due July/August.

The Competition returns to Uganda for the first time since 2017 when She Cranes emerged champions for the first time.

Uganda went on to defend their title in Lusaka, Zambia.

They claimed bronze behind champions South Africa and runners Malawi in 2019 (Cape Town).

And in 2021 in Windhoek Namibia, they finished second as South Africa defended their title.

She Cranes won the Africa Netball Cup as hosts in 2017. Courtesy photo

Now ranked sixth in the World, and second on the continent, Uganda will fancy their chances to win the title on home soil.

The tournament is expected to attract South Africa, Malawi, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya among others.

Uganda finished fifth at the concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after beating South Africa in classification games.



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