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Netball World Cup: Uganda Was A Tough Opponent, Admits S. African Star

Uganda’s She Cranes failed to beat South Africa on Wednesday night and therefore missed a chance to reach the semi-final stage of the ongoing 2019 Netball World cup in London, UK.

Despite losing 67-40 to the Proteas, they earned respect from their opponents. South Africa is ranked fifth in the world while Uganda is just a place behind them in sixth.

The Proteas’ defender Karla Pretorius, who coincidentally plays alongside Uganda’s captain Peace Proscovia at Sunshine Coast Lightning, admits that Uganda were a hard nut to crack.

“We knew they were going to be a tough opponent,” Karla admitted after the match.

“They always bring their best game against us. They have a typical African style of play and it definitely wasn’t easy for us – it was hard work but a good start and a good finish got us through,” she added.

Uganda faces Jamaica on Thursday as they hope to end the preliminary group two stage on a high.

They will then advance to the placings or classification playoffs to determine their final position.

Score breakdown:

Q1 South Africa 19 – Uganda 10
Q2 South Africa 12 – Uganda 13
Q3 South Africa 15 – Uganda 10
Q4 South Africa 21 – Uganda 7
Result
Full Time: South Africa 67-40 Uganda
Shooting Stats

South Africa
Lenize Potgieter 46/49 (94%)
Maryka Holtzhausen 21/23 (91%)

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Uganda
Peace Proscovia 13/14 (93%)
Stella Oyella 27/30 (90%)

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