TOP
Friday,August 23,2019 20:01 PM
  • Home
  • Sport
  • She Cranes captain Ajio confident ahead of World Cup

She Cranes captain Ajio confident ahead of World Cup

By David Namunyala

Added 15th May 2019 10:24 AM

Uganda beat Zimbabwe in all the four friendly games at the AVRS Secondary school arena, Nakilebe.

Zimbabweandefendertriest 703x422

She Crane’s Racheal Nanyonga (right) aims during the game against Zimbabwe. PHOTO: David Namunyala

Uganda beat Zimbabwe in all the four friendly games at the AVRS Secondary school arena, Nakilebe.

 
Vitality Netball World Cup
 
Venue: Liverpool, England
 
Date: July 12-21
 
She Cranes assistant captain Lillian Ajio believes the next test matches against Australia and Jamaica will give them a real feel of what they expect at the Vitality Netball World Cup that starts July 12 to 21 in Liverpool, England.
 
She noted that Uganda beating a lower ranked side Zimbabwe (ranked 13th) is what anyone would expect. Uganda is ranked 7th in the world.
 
“We didn’t feel much pressure from them (Gems) so most of us played a relaxed game, that’s why I think the goal margins were that minimal,” Ajio said.
 
“But if we are to play a better-ranked team, then everyone would put in all their efforts.”
 
Uganda beat Zimbabwe in all the four friendly games at the AVRS Secondary school arena, Nakilebe.
 
They won 57-53 in the first and second games respectively, went ahead to again beat the Gems 58-48 in the third game and 58-54 in the final match that was played last Tuesday.
 
However, the scores registered by the She Cranes seemed to portray a weakness in some departments like midfield and defence.   
 
But coach Vincent Kiwanuka stated that their intention was to test all the players and come up with the final 12 who will make up the World Cup team.
 
“It was not an international test series that’s why we avoided fielding what we would call our starting seven. We just wanted to make sure all the 18 players in camp are given chance to prove their worth,” Kiwanuka noted.
 
International Friendly match
 
Results
 
Game-one
 
Uganda 57 Zimbabwe 53
 
Game-two
 
Uganda 57 Zimbabwe 53
 
Game-three
 
Uganda 58 Zimbabwe 48
 
Game-four
 
Uganda 58 Zimbabwe 54
 
 

Related Articles

More From The Author

Related articles