Monday, 26th June 2017
Uganda 66-43 Malawi
Zimbabwe 56-37 Botswana
Namibia 46-56 Zambia
Uganda’s dominance in the African Netball tournament continued on Monday afternoon with a brilliant 66-43 victory against Malawi Queens at MTN indoor Arena in Lugogo.
Despite Malawi losing the earlier friendly against She Cranes, they came into this encounter as the top favorites for the fact that they rank 2nd in Africa, just a place above She Cranes.
Not intimidated by the ranking inferiority, She Cranes asserted the authority leading 13-11 at the end of the first quarter and they never looked back, propelling to a 66-43 scoreline at fulltime.
Malawian coach Griffin Saenda will have his player Alinafe Kangklala to blame as the goal-keeper was sent off after she received her second caution for a similar incident earlier as the visitors finished the game with six players.
The brilliance of team captain Peace Proscovia who led the front was unmatched, thanks to her height, shooting accuracy, vasty experience and the constant supply from Hadijah Nakabuye, Stella Nanfuka and Halima Nakachwa.
Malawi who had defeated Zimbabwe in their Sunday opener, looked a shadow of themselves as their National star shooter Joyce Mvula fired blanks.
Mvula plays for Manchester thunders in England.
She Cranes have now won their first 3 matches following recent wins against Botswana (72-29) and Malawi (66-43).
They finished the day with 70 attempts on the goal ring, 4 rebounds and conceding 4 points.
In other games on the day, Zimbabwe were 56-37 winners over Botswana and unbeaten Zambia got their second win of the campaign with a 56-46 win over Namibia.
She Cranes are not in action until Wednesday when they face off with Zimbabwe before an enclosing encounter on with tournament dark horses Zambia on Thursday
Uganda: Lilian Ajio, Hadijah Nakabuye, Halima Nakachwa, Stella Nanfuka, Florence Nanyonga, Desire Obua, Proscovia Peace
Subs: Betty Kizza, Rachael Nanyonga, Stella Oyella, Martha Soigi, Wycline Natweta.
Malawi: Thandie Galeta, Joana Kachilika, Alinafe Kangklala, Jessie Sanudi, Beatrice mpinganyira, Joyce Mvula, Wezzie Mzemba.
Subs: Jane Chimaliro, Martha Dambo, Bridget Kumwanda, Colleta Mwalilimo, Julie Sambu.
Zambia vs Zimbabwe
Malawi vs Namibia