Uganda’s National Netball team, the She Cranes, emerged triumphant against Wales with a 59-48 victory on Saturday, claiming the three-match series in Cardiff 2-1.
Despite a setback in the opening match, where the hosts secured a 57-45 win, Uganda displayed resilience by bouncing back to win Game Two with a convincing 64-40 score on Friday.
Maintaining a lead of 17-12 at the end of the first quarter during Saturday’s deciding match, the She Cranes faced a brief challenge as the Welsh Feathers led early in the third quarter.
However, Uganda rallied, reclaiming the lead at 44-38 entering the final period, ultimately sealing their success in a physical affair.
Reflecting on the series, She Cranes coach Fred Mugerwa attributed the opening game loss to fatigue resulting from a long flight and a challenging drive from Heathrow to Wales.
Mugerwa acknowledged areas for improvement in Saturday’s performance, emphasizing concerns about biased officiating.
As Uganda prepares to face Australia, England, and New Zealand in the upcoming Nations Cup in London and Leeds, Coach Mugerwa expressed confidence.
The team looks forward to the addition of versatile player Hanisha Muhammeed, aiming for a stunning result against these netball powerhouses.