Uganda 41-64 Wales,
Uganda national Netball team, the She Cranes have completed their 10-day World Cup tourney on high, finishing 8th after a hard fought game against Wales on Sunday.
Despite their 64-41 loss to Wales, the She Cranes managed to leave a landmark at the ten day tournament after finishing among the top ten teams and in all the only side out of the top ten that played the quarter finals.
She Cranes managed to open up in flying colours, demolishing fellow Africans of Zambia 74-38 before edging 7th ranked Fiji in a 61-40 encounter.
Their world cup show piece has again proved She Cranes’ captain Peace Proscovia with the lanky Goal Shooter having finished sixth on the tournament best goal machines after netting 243 goals beaten by Malawi’s Mwayi Kumwenda who toppled the log with a 321 goal tally and followed by South Africa’s Lenize Potgieter with 298 goals.
Meanwhile hosts, Australia clinched to their eleventh title after edging a hard spirited Silver Ferns from New Zealand by only three goals (58-55).
England wrapped up the top three seats after beating Jamaican Sunshine girls 66-44.
Malawi Queens top scorer Mwayi Kumwenza was voted the most valuable player of the tournament
This was Uganda’s second participation in the Netball World with their last and first edition that saw them at the showpiece after 36 years in 1979 held in Trinidad and Tobago where they finished 13th in a tournament they never won single game.
Netball World Cup – final standings
|1. Australia||2. New Zealand|
|3. England||4. Jamaica|
|5. South Africa||6. Malawi|
|7. Wales||8. Uganda|
|9. Trinidad and Tobago||10. Samoa|
|11. Fiji||12. Scotland|
|13. Barbados||14. Zambia|
|15. Singapore||16. Sri Lanka|