Uganda Ready For World Netball Cup 2023 Draws On November 30th

By Emmanuel Sekago

The Uganda national netball team (She-Cranes) will learn their group stage opponents ahead of the draws for the 2023 World netball cup.

The draws will be held on Wednesday, November 30th in East London, South Africa, after the world netball governing body released the latest netball world rankings confirming the seeding for sixteen (16) teams.

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Uganda She-Cranes who returned to the world scene in 2015 in Sydney, Australia are now usual teams that have never missed the World netball with the recently held in Liverpool, England 2019, will know their opponents when the World Netball (WN) holds the draw.

The 16 teams will be drawn into four groups of four teams (from Group A to Group D). With the best two teams in each group will qualify to the knock – out stage. In 2019 World netball cup Liverpool, International Netball Federation now World Netball announced a new format for the World Cup, which will see teams compete in three stages: the Preliminaries Stage One, the Preliminaries Stage Two and the Play-offs and Placing’s matches.

The other teams from the Africa continent that will be drawn include; host South Africa, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Uganda She –Cranes will be very anxious to see which one of the big five Giants they will face, alongside three others to complete the group, the likes of Australia, Barbados, England, Fiji, Jamaica, New Zealand, Sri-Lanka, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago and Wales.

Uganda is among the 16 countries that will be fighting for medals in South Africa, with the prestigious netball showpiece running from July 28th to August 6th 2023 in Cape Town.

In the 2019 World netball cup held in Liverpool, England Uganda finished in the 7th position overall with Captain Peace Proscovia finishing among the top scorers with 170 goals in the whole tournament.

Meanwhile, in the current World netball rankings released in November 2022, Uganda is now in the seventh position with Malawi leapfrogging them after failing to honor the Africa World qualifiers held in South Africa in August after the government of Uganda through National council of sports (NCS) failing to fund the team.

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