Netball U21 Championship: Mixed Results for Uganda on Day 4

South Africa lead the table after five wins in five. Zimbabwe and Uganda follow on 2nd and 3rd

The Baby She Cranes team in Botswana rescued their 2017 Netball world youth championship journey overcoming Zimbabwe 30-22 in the last match of day 4 at the UB Dome in Gaborone, remedy Botswana.

The girls could not replicate the high scoring form exhibited against Lesotho where they registered 86-11 goals. The game started on a low scoring note Uganda taking 7-4 lead in the first quarter but nearly slip after allowing in 10 goals in the second.

By half time, Zimbabwe had pulled the margin to only one goal with 15-14. The BabybShe Cranes improved in the final half with 15 more goals to win it 30-22.

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Uganda had earlier suffered a narrow 49-36 defeat to the hosts Botswana in the early game of the day. Botswana’s Selegetso made no error in shooting signing 100% rate.

Uganda stands third behind South Africa and Zimbabwe as a result of four wins out of the five games so far. They climax the tournament with two matches against Malawi and south Africa on Friday and Saturday respectively.

Only top three teams qualify for next year’s global youth games to be staged in Botswana.

Day 4 results;
Zimbabwe 30-22 Uganda
SA 65-29 Namibia
Botswana 36-49 Uganda
Lesotho 16-59 Namibia
SA 55-32 Malawi

Friday fixture
Zambia vs Namibia
Uganda vs Malawi
S.Africa vs Zimbabwe
Botswana vs Malawi


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