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She Cranes win gold

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th September 2011 03:00 AM

The She Cranes managed to beat Tanzania in a tension packed match at Munhuana stadium, to claim Uganda’s third gold in the All Africa Games.

By Norman Katende

The She Cranes managed to beat Tanzania in a tension packed match at Munhuana stadium, to claim Uganda’s third gold in the All Africa Games.

The netballers, who were included on the team on the last minute, proved that they are worth champion despite an early scare from the Tanzanians.

At 12-8 in the first quarter, the She Cranes lost their coordination with Centre Halimah Nakacwa failing to connect with Wing attacker Ruth Meme and Wing defender Esther Awayo.

The result was that so much passes were wasted and turn overs increased as Tanzania rallied to close the gap at 15-17 at half time.

But noting the change, coach Fred Mugerwa pulled off Nakacwa, changed Meme from the wing to the centre and threw on Harriet Apako to cover up and the solution had been found. Uganda regained the momentum leading 33—24 going into the last quarter.

However, Tanzania, knowing that all was not going well also substituted their goal attacker Peter Pili (19 goals) for a taller Hassan Manaidhi, who made 13 in the last quarters, but perhaps it came a little bit late as Uganda’s goal shooter Peace Proscovia (33 goals) and Goal attacker Florence Amono (18) went on to lead Uganda to their 7th victory and push them at an unassailable 14 points.

Tanzania, Botswana and Zimbabwe are battling for the silver and bronze positions, having lost two game each in a competition that was played on round robin.

“There was a problem with the coordination but we rectified it quite early,” Mugerwa said.

She Cranes win gold

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