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Spar Challenge: She Cranes Dominate Namibia To Claim Third Win

Stellah Oyella was in starring role as Uganda’s National Netball team, the She Cranes, eased past Namibia Desert Jewel on Sunday morning.

This, is the third straight win for Uganda, coming on Day IV of the SPAR Challenge Tri-Nations series down in Capetown.

She Cranes outscored Namibia by 59-30 goal to register a second win against the same opponents in the ongoing series. They won 49-28 in the reverse fixture.

Unlike their last encounter on Friday, this time the Namibians started strongly, taking an early 4-1 lead from Shipanga Interceptions but Uganda fought back to 4-all thanks to Oyella’s Interceptions.

Midway in the quarter, Namibia proved too strong when they opened a five-goal lead but the Cranes benefited from their unforced errors to close the quarter 9-9.

She Cranes found their rhythm at the start of second quarter opening up a 3-goal lead, before stretching it to 10 from quality unit defensive tactics and good feeds to win first half by 26-17.

In 3rd quarter, Uganda showed no mercy, as they started dictating the pace and style of play, winning the quarter by 17-5 bringing the tally to 43-22 at the end of it with exceptional effort of Ayaru, Nampungu and Oyella, the latter was voted player of the Match.

The 4th quarter was an icing on the cake for the She Cranes, as they continued to flourish, fully executing their game plan as they completely out played the Desert Jewel to win the match with a convincing 29 goals margin; 59-30.

The Win keeps Uganda in second position with 4 points on the log, just 2 points behind South Africa, who is next on their menu later in the day.

Namibia who are yet to register any win will come back in action on Monday against the same opponents, Uganda.


Scores Breakdown.
Q1 Uganda 9-9 Namibia
HT Uganda 26-17 Namibia
Q3 Uganda 43-22 Namibia
FT Uganda 59-30 Namibia.

Uganda Starting 7: GS Shadiah Nassanga Ssegujja, GA Irene Eyaru, WA Sarah Nakiyunga, C Stella Oyella (C), WD Shaffie Nalwanja, GD Joan Nampungu, GK Haniisha Muhameed Nakaate

Namibia Starting 7: GS Jatjinda Kambatuku (C), GA Anna Kaspar, WA Nanguloshi Kamutushi, C Anna Shipanga, WD Maharero Venyekerera, GD Juzelri Garbers, GK Mulenamaswe Mwale


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