Spar Proteas and Uganda set up all-African fifth place battle

Spar Proteas and Uganda set up all-African fifth place battle

Netball World Cup 2src23 hosts South Africa have set up an all-African battle for fifth place against Uganda following their victories against Tonga and Malawi, respectively, on Friday.

South Africa’s Rugby World Cup-winning captain, Siya Kolisi, was among the vocal home crowd cheering for their side and willing them to a 72-46 victory.

The opening quarter was a tight one, with the teams remaining neck and neck throughout. The Proteas were turning plenty of ball, but their shooters were struggling to settle in the circle.

Ine-Mari Venter converted only five of her nine shots before being replaced by Elmeré van der Berg towards the end of the period. Even the usually reliable Nichole Taljaard finished the first quarter with a 67 per cent shooting average at goal attack, although she improved that considerably in the rest of the match.

However, it was a different story in the second quarter, as Van der Berg made sure the South Africans’ efforts on defence were rewarded. The young goal shooter fired in 14 of her 14 attempts while Taljaard also settled to slot in all her efforts.

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