She Cranes, straight from three consecutive wins on the bounce, will hope to keep that form when they meet South Africa as they eye to improve their chances for the last four.
Uganda labored hard to beat Trinidad and Tobago 57-54 in their first match of group G –preliminary group stage two- to remain third best with four points, two adrift of England and their Wednesday opponent,
A win in today’s clash is not only enough to spring the Cranes into the second place but a convincing win will.
At this point, Uganda has scored 141 while the SPAR Proteas have put 197 in the basket –that’s 56 more.
After their previous win against Trinidad and Tobago, the team captain Peace Proscovia congratulated the team for limiting their errors but knows very well that they have to do just more than to beat South Africa who they haven’t beaten since 2011.
“I feel overwhelmed with joy to win that game. Most importantly the confidence that the players had to go out there – especially playing a team like Trinidad and Tobago – with very limited error rate was a hard one, we just needed to be very clinical and innovative but that’s what the team did, and I’m so proud of that,” she said after that game.
She, however, warned: “We have a day to rest and plan well for South Africa because they pose a different challenge.”
11:00 PM Sri Lanka v Fiji
1:00 PM Singapore v Samoa
5;00 PM Trinidad and Tobago v England
7:00 PM Jamaica v Scotland
9:00 PM South Africa v Uganda