Netball

She Cranes Pip Malawi in Buildup Game

She Cranes Florence Nanyonga tracks down a Malawi player at the World Cup (Courtesy Photo)

With just days to the Africa Netball championship, the She Cranes earned a morale boosting victory against Malawi Queens

Uganda cruised to a 52-39 win against Malawi in a friendly game played on Wednesday at the MTN Arena, Lugogo.

Sharp shooter and She Cranes skipper, Peace Proscovia, who plies her professional trade with English side, Lightening Lough-borough, led by example scoring 41 goals as Uganda cruised to 52-39 victory.

The She Cranes started the better side cruising to a 6-1 lead inside the opening six minutes of the game.

The lead grew further and Uganda led 14-06 at the end of the first set.

Within the opening 5 minutes of the second set, the gap had grown into double figures. However, Malawi became more competitive.

The set eventually ended 13-12 in favor of the She Cranes and this meant they carried a 27-18 lead heading into recess.

Cranes coach Vincent Kiwanuka opted for changes after the interval introducing Mokola Susan(Centre) and Rachael Nanyonga (Goal attacker) for Betty Kiiza and Hadijja Nakabuye respectively.

Malawi improved further and claimed the third set 12-11 reducing the deficit within 8 points.

Peace Proscovia who looked tired was later withdrawn for Stella Oyella as Uganda maintained the lead in the forth set winning the game 52-39.

The friendly counted on the International Netball Federation (INF) calendar and points earned means Uganda will rise to position 12 which is gives the She Cranes the chance to play at the Commonwealth games.

The tournament gets underway this Saturday with Uganda taking on Botswana and is expected to end on 30th June.

The home side Uganda has been training well for the past 2 months with nonresidential drills at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole until last week when the team commenced residential training and shifted base to the Lugogo.

Fixtures

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Opening ceremony (2 pm)

Uganda Vs Botswana (4 pm)

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Malawi Vs Zimbabwe (11 a.m)

Uganda Vs Namibia (2 p.m)

Botswana Vs Zambia (4 p.m)

Monday, 26 June 2017

Malawi Vs Uganda (11 a.m)

Zimbabwe Vs Botswana (2 p.m)

Namibia Vs Zambia (4 p.m)

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Zambia Vs Zimbabwe (2 p.m)

Malawi Vs Namibia (4 p.m)

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Botswana Vs Namibia (11 a.m)

Uganda Vs Zimbabwe (2 p.m)

Zambia Vs Malawi (4 p.m)

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Namibia Vs Zimbabwe (11 a.m)

Botswana Vs Malawi (2 p.m)

Uganda Vs Zambia (4 p.m)

Closing Ceremony (6 p.m)

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