CHAMPIONS: The Uganda Netball team, the She Cranes

The She Cranes emerged winners of the 2017 Africa Netball Championship after a 67-50 victory over Zambia in the final game.

Six nations took part in the annual championship: Zambia, Malawi, Namibia Botswana, Zimbabwe and the hosts Uganda, that was led by London-based mercurial player Peace Proscovia.

Five wins out of five, the She Cranes got 10 points and sealed a memorable tournament on the final day of the six-nation event at Lugogo MTN Arena in Kampala by winning all the games at hand, scoring 335 goals and conceding 198.

Uganda started with a convincing victory over Botswana (72-29) on the first day of the tournament last Saturday, the biggest margin in the competition.

Zimbabwe were defending champions of this challenge but the She Cranes managed to outplay them with a 61-45 victory.

Malawi Queens finished with 8 points by winning four games and only lost to the She Cranes 66-43, winning silver.

Uganda is ranked 13th, Zimbabwe 16th and Zambia 15th while Malawi are ranked 6th in the world.

 

The games Uganda played:

Uganda 72-29 Botswana

Uganda 69-31 Namibia

Uganda 66-43 Malawi

Uganda 61-45 Zimbabwe

Uganda 67-50 Zambia

 

The table standings

Team          P   W D   L   PTS   

Uganda      5   5   0    0     10      

Malawi      5    4   0    1    8         

Zimbabwe 5   3   0    2     6         

Zambia      5   2   0   3    4         

Botswana 5   1   0    4     2

Namibia    5   0   0    5    0