Saturday, June 29
*New Zealand 54-44 Uganda
*Zimbabwe 48-52 Fiji
*Australia 85-38 Tonga
*Jamaica 75-40 Wales
*Scotland 53-44 Barbados
*South Africa 87-32 Sri Lanka
*England 62-39 Malawi
*Trinidad & Tobago 49-36 Singapore
Sunday, July 30
*Australia Vs Fiji
*Wales Vs Sri Lanka
*Malawi Vs Barbados
*New Zealand Vs Singapore
*England Vs Scotland
*Uganda Vs Trinidad & Tobago – 5pm
*Jamaica Vs South Africa
*Tonga Vs Zimbabwe
Uganda’s She Cranes will go all out to make amends when they face Trinidad and Tobago in their third game at the 2023 Netball World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa.
The She Cranes who eased past Singapore in their opener on Friday, were pegged back by New Zealand who won 54-44 on Friday.
But it was a good fight from the She Cranes who kept the defending champions in sight until the side broke away in the last quarter.
“We showed improvement, we lost by 13 points to New Zealand last year (in commonwealth) and we have a new team generally,” said She Cranes coach Fred Mugerwa.
“I think we played very well to my expectations, and I feel the officiating wasn’t on our side so I think the margin could have been less.”
Uganda will fancy her chances against Trinidad’s Calypso Girls, a side that is ranked number 11 in the World.
Coach Mugerwa said of the Trinidad game: “We might have some slight changes, we need that game more than ever because we want to qualify as number two from the group which will be better for us.”
Against New Zealand, Mary Nuba started ahead of Haniisha Muhameed at GS while Captain Irene Eyalu got a nod over Shadiah Nassanga at GA.
With one win from two games going into their last group game, She Cranes will be hoping to finish second in the group.
It’s strong to note that the top three teams from the four-team groups advance to the next round where teams are regrouped again.
The top three in A and B form new group F while the top three in C and D form a new Group G.
These teams will carry forward the results against the teams they faced in the initial groups.
And will contest three further matches against teams they have yet to play in the Group.
The top two teams from each group (G and F) will qualify for the semi-finals, while there will be classification matches for other nations.
Trinidad & Tobago won the World Cup back in 1979, and they remain the only team outside New Zealand and Australia to have lifted the title.
But their glory days are since gone, they finished 9th in 2019 World Cup in Liverpool and are currently ranked 11th.
They lost 76-27 to New Zealand in their opener before beating Singapore 49-36 on Saturday.
To reach here, Trinidad & Tobago qualified through the Americas Netball World Cup qualifiers.
How to Watch
The game will be live on SuperSport Variety 3 and Grandstand (on DStv)