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Netball World Cup: ‘She Cranes Not Afraid Of South Africa’

Uganda and Scotland players after the match (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)

Wednesday, July 17
*Trinidad & Tobago Vs England
*Jamaica Vs Scotland
*South Africa Vs Uganda

Uganda’s netball senior team, the She Cranes, will return to action on Wednesday following a rest day on Tuesday at the ongoing 2019 Netball World Cup.

The side, will face South Africa’s SPAR Proteas, a side ranked fifth, a place above the She Cranes in the recent INF Netball Rankings.

However, She Cranes head coach Ssalongo Vincent Kiwanuka has spoken with a lot of confidence and determination ahead of the big game.

Uganda’s Stella Nanfuka (left) and Scotland’s Emma Barrie battle for the ball during the Netball World Cup match at the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)

Speaking with this website on Phone after their training at the exhibition arena, Kiwanuka said:

“We are not afraid of this overrated south African team. Right now, we are planning on how to stop them them in our training. They have been beating us in the previous engagements but we feel ready and now is the time.

“I have prepared my players accordingly and told them to focus. They have to focus on the players on court, not the South African team.”

In the previous World Cup in 2015, Uganda lost 50-40 to South Africa at the playoff stage.

A general view of action between Uganda and Scotland during the Netball World Cup match at the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)

In related developments, National Council of Sports general Secretary Dr. Bernard Ogwel who is with the team in England, has hinted to this website that the players’ allowances have been paid and are looking forward to support them with additional financial support for progressing to the next stage.

He added that, on Monday, the hon. minister met the players privately and there is nothing to worry about.


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