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Africa Netball Championship: She Cranes Lose Grip On Title

Uganda’s chances of defending the Africa Netball Championship ended with another defeat against Malawi on Monday.

The two time back to back defending champions lost 45-49 to Malawi, a day after a 47-50 loss to South Africa at Belleville Velodrome, Cape Town.

Rashid Mubiru made one change from the team that lost to South Africa, with Joan Nampunu starting ahead of Irene Mirembe in the Goal defense position, but the Malawians proved a hard nut to crack.

The result confirms Malawi’s superiority against Uganda as the side had beaten the She Cranes 55-44 at the concluded Netball World cup in Liverpool, England.

The She Cranes have two wins – Zambia and Lesotho – and will face Kenya on Tuesday in their last match.

Teams Used:


GS Mary Cholhock, GA Irene Eyaru, WA Jesca Achan, C Stella Oyella, WD Shaffie Nalwanja, GD Joan Nampungu, GK Stella Nanfuka

Uganda Reserves
Fauzia Nakibuule, Martha Soigi, Privas Kayeny, Irene Mirembe, Hindu Namutebi


GS Joyce Mvula, GA Jane Chimaliro, WA Bridget Kumwenda, C Takondwa Lwazi, WD Grace Mwafulirwa, GD Caroline Mtukule, GK Lauren Ngwira

Malawi Reserves
Sindi Simtowe, Towera Vinkhumbo, Martha Dambo, Jesca Mazengera, Beatrice Mpinganjira.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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