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Uganda Falls to Jamaica's Sunshine Girls in Netball World Cup :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Uganda Falls to Jamaica's Sunshine Girls in Netball World Cup

The Ugandan team fell in the absence of its star performers Mary Nuba and Peace Proscovia. throughout the game, the team maintained Stella Oyella in goal scoring and Rachael Nanyonga in goal attack, even with a slow start in the first quarter and the fact that Uganda was still trailing four goals behind Jamaica in the second quarter.
19 Jul 2019 07:01

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The Uganda Netball team 'She Cranes' has lost its second Group G game against Jamaica at the on-going Netball World Cup. Jamaica's Sunshine girls scored 61-48 in the round of 12 teams.

The Ugandan team fell in the absence of its star performers Mary Nuba and Peace Proscovia. throughout the game, the team maintained Stella Oyella in goal scoring and Rachael Nanyonga in goal attack, even with a slow start in the first quarter and the fact that Uganda was still trailing four goals behind Jamaica in the second quarter.  

The Ugandan fans started demanding that Peace Proscovia leaves the bench, amidst the loss of balls in the midcourt and failure by goalkeeper Muhayimina Namuwaya and Lilian Ajio to block balls to Jhaniele Fowler, whose shooting accuracy stood at 11/11 goals in the first quarter.

Despite an agitated call from spectators, the coach Vincent Kiwanuka left Stella Oyella and Rachael Nanyonga in the positions until it became obvious that Oyella was not in shooting form.

In the post-match interview, Kiwanuka defended his decision saying that "We don't have to do things because people are shouting." He, however, praised the girls for a stray performance but admitted that there is a need to improve intensity throughout the game.  

Uganda's chances of securing a 5th place in the World Cup will depend on whether the She Cranes beat Malawi on Friday and whether Zimbabwe beat Jamaica. But Jamaica's head coach, Harvette Anderson says that her team is also aiming at finishing fifth.

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