Uganda Senior Netball team, the She Cranes have progressed to the upcoming 2019 World Cup in Liverpool, England.
The team, has eased past hosts Zambia with a 56-64 victory on Friday.
This, is Uganda’s fourth win in as many games at the ongoing Africa World Cup qualifiers, a tourney that has doubled as the African Netball Championship.
Uganda led 12-18 at he first quarter before taking a 25-34 lead at halftime.
Zambia tried to make a come-back as they were rallied by home fans and the side managed to edge the third quarter 17-14 to reduce the deficit to six (6) goals going into the last quarter.
The She Cranes, however, managed to come out of their blocks and won the last quarter 14-16 to seal a 56-64 win.
Uganda joins Malawi and South Africa who had qualified by virtue of their World Rankings.
Also, Zimbabwe all but qualified today after beating up on Kenya 58-52.
The 2019 Netball World Cup will be the fifteenth staging of the premier competition in international netball, contested every four years. The tournament will be held from 12–21 July 2019 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
This is the third time Uganda will be playing at the Netball World Cup – The She Cranes also qualified in 2015, for the first time since 1979 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Uganda will now look to defend their African Championship crown on Saturday when they take on Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe 58-42 Kenya
Malawi 86-47 Namibia
Kenya 27-55 Botswana
Botswana vs Namibia, 10am
Kenya vs Malawi, 12pm
Uganda vs Zimbabwe, 2pm
Namibia vs Zambia, 4pm