Uganda together with three other African Netball powerhouses to fly African flag at the 2023 Netball World Cup

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By Lydia Nandutu

In the gold-medal game of the Africa Netball World Cup qualifiers in Pretoria, South Africa defeated Malawi 60-44.

The Africa Netball World Cup qualifiers kicked off on 21st of August and were successfully concluded on 27th of August in Pretoria, South Africa.

The final game between South Africa and Malawi was a close one throughout the first quarter as both teams were striving for the gold.

In the second quarter, the score remained tied at 13, but South Africa began to pull away at the break, leading 29-22.

South Africa led 45-31 after the third quarter, having increased their advantage to 14 goals.

With a flawless performance from Phumza Maweni at the University of Pretoria, South Africa replaced Malawi as the top team in Africa.

Africa Netball World Cup qualifiers ended with South Africa winning gold, Malawi settling for silver and Zimbabwe taking the bronze medal.

These joined Uganda to fill up the four qualifying spots of 2023 Netball World Cup to be held in Cape Town, South Africa.

Uganda earned an automatic 2023 World Cup spot after the latest World Netball rankings in which Uganda is ranked 6th in the world and first in Africa.

This came as a result of their outstanding performance at recently concluded commonwealth games in Birmingham.

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