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26 April 2019 | Uganda, Uncategorized

Meet our teams: Uganda

The Uganda She Cranes have developed rapidly over the last few years, rising from 15th in the International Netball Federation’s world rankings to seventh. Will there be any stopping them when they take to the court in Liverpool?

INF world ranking: 7

World Cups played: 2

Highest World Cup finish: 8

The Uganda She Cranes have developed rapidly over the last few years, rising from 15th (August 2014) in the International Netball Federation’s world rankings to seventh (April 2018). They first appeared at the 1979 edition of the Netball World Cup where they drew equal 13th with St Lucia, their best finish came at the 2015 edition where they finished 8th.

The She Cranes beat Zambia 64-56 on the penultimate day of their regional qualifier to secure their place in Liverpool. They join Zimbabwe as the qualifiers from the Africa region and are one of five African teams participating at the event.

Uganda have already experienced playing at the home of this year’s World Cup, following their clash against England in November last year.

The Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 is an exciting time for the team who have been going from strength to strength in the last few years. How far will they go in Liverpool?

Ones to watch:

Goal defence for the She Cranes, Lilian Ajio has a great sense of positioning and is often seen executing timely ball interceptions to win her team possession. The 34-year-old has played for her country since 2007 and has previous experience battling it out on the world stage, having been a part of the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney.

Peace Proscovia is a well-known name in the world of netball thanks to her outstanding shooting skills which have catapulted her on to the world stage. Goal shooter for the She Cranes, Proscovia is a fierce competitor out on the court. Until 2018 she played her domestic netball for Loughborough Lightning, were her performance saw her awarded the Vitality Netball Superleague player’s player of the season 2018. In September 2018, Proscovia made the move to Australia’s Suncorp Super Netball league and now plays her domestic netball for Sunshine Coast Lightning. Proscovia has a wealth of experience playing against the best teams in the world and captained her side to a sixth place finish at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.