Netball U21: Uganda Qualify for World Championship with Malawi Win

Uganda has qualified to the 2017 netball world youth Championships to be held in July in Gaborone, rx Botswana.

The country qualified on Friday after the national Under-21 team, cialis 40mg the Baby She Cranes outsmarted a stubborn Malawi by a 34-29 score line in the ongoing Africa youth championships in Gaborone.

The championship is used as qualifiers for the global tourney as well as testing the venues to host next year’s games.

Uganda started cautiously but took charge of the game in the first quarter with a slim 8-6 margin. The Malawians tried an upsurge matching the Cranes’ nine goals.

They later controlled the third quarter 9-8 to bring Uganda’s margin to just one (25-24) into the last quarter. The Coach James Bogere led team, symptoms captained by attacker Joan Nampuugu came with a better attacking strategy to win the final quarter 14-10 and register final 34-29 result.

Uganda stands third on the table after South Africa who have won all their six games and Zimbabwe. The Baby She Cranes have won five and can still afford a loss against South Africa on Saturday. The closest challenger, Zambia and Malawi have lost three games respectively and therefore can’t reach Uganda’s five wins.

Four teams qualify for the global event from each continent. Botswana go through as the host.

The games climax on Saturday.


Zambia 41-32 Namibia
Uganda 34-29 Malawi
S.Africa 42-31 Zimbabwe
Botswana 38-40 Malawi

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