She Cranes Face Tricky Zimbabwe

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Uganda She Cranes will go all out to try and keep their 100 winning record when they face second placed Zimbabwe this afternoon at the on-going Africa Netball Championship at the MTN Arena, Lugogo.



Uganda She Cranes will go all out to try and keep their 100% winning record when they face second placed Zimbabwe this afternoon at the on-going Africa Netball Championship at the MTN Arena, Lugogo.


After three games Uganda leads the table with six points after three wins, while Zimbabwe are joint second with Malawi with two wins from three games played.


"Zimbabwe is equally a very good and physical side. But we have to be very mindful of how we approach this game," She Cranes coach Vincent Kiwanuka told URN on Wednesday morning.


Led by England based professional peace Porsocovia, the She Cranes opened their campaign with a 72-29 win over Botswana last Saturday before stopping Namibia 69-31 on Sunday. On Monday they defeated the highly ranked Malawi Queens (sixth in the world ranking) 66-43.


Jocelyn Ucanda, the team manager explained to URN that although the team has had financial challenges preparing for the competition, they have maintained a good run. "Winning this Championship will help us improve in the world rankings," added Ucanda.
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While South Africa are the best Netball playing nation in Africa and ranked fifth in the world, Uganda who also participated in the 2015 World Cup in Australia are ranked 13th by the International Netball Federation (INF)


The Africa Netball Championship has attracted Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia and hosts Uganda.