The new list which was updated on Tuesday July 4 has seen Uganda jump 4 places up to 9th position, giving She Cranes a chance to participate in the upcoming Netball commonwealth games.
Uganda skipped Trinidad and Tobago, Scotland, Berbados and Northern Ireland.
The rankings, first published on February 11, 2008 list countries that are actively involved in Netball at a competitive level.
Uganda now has a rating of 108.
How it works
The World rankings are compiled by the Internation Netball Federation at the board meeting at the body’s headquarter based in Manchester, England.
Ratings are calculated by dividing the total number of points earned by the number of matches.
What does it mean?
The rise paves way for the girls to participate in the upcoming Netball competitions which will be held as part of the 2018 commonwealth games in Australia.
The competition will comprise of the 12 highest ranked teams in the INF world rankings as of July this year, with atleast 3 commonwealth games Federation regions being represented.
Is She cranes that stronger?
These rankings reflect Uganda’s performance in the concluded Africa Netball championships in lugogo which She Cranes triumphed.
It still remains a mystery if Uganda would have won the championship if Africa Power house South Africa honoured the event or if Malawi fielded a stronger side, however, credit must be given where it’s due.
Malawi coach left home key players like Captain Caroline Mtukule-Ngwira, goal defender Grace Mwafulirwa and their topshooter Sindie Simtowe not to mention Mwawi Kumwewa who plays with Melbourne Vixens in Australian league.
The Updated list by the INF (Top 10 teams)
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Northern Ireland