Uganda’s senior netball team, The She Cranes, will take on South Africa’s SPAR Proteas in a three-match test series next year.
Netball South Africa President Cecilia Molokwane confirmed the SPAR Challenge between the 20th to 27th January 2021 in Cape Town.
The series pits together two of the best teams on the Continent and in the world with Uganda ranked seventh while South Africa are fifth.
This, will be Uganda’s first Netball international engagements since Covid19 pandemic hit the world.
Alongside South Africa and Uganda, Molokwane confirmed that the south Africa Under 21s, President’s XII, Uganda under 21 and Namibia will also play in this series even though the focus will be on SPAR Proteas and Uganda She Cranes.
Dorette Badenhorst, SPAR Proteas Head Coach, said Uganda was always a tough opponent and she and her players would have to strategise well before the series.
“They (Uganda) have a lot of height at both ends of the court, which makes them difficult opponents,” Badenhorst is quoted by Netball South Africa.