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Commonwealth Games: She Cranes ease past Trinidad and Tobago

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Uganda’s Netball team, She Cranes out-muscled and outshined Trinidad and Tobago to win their first match 62-28, in the ongoing Commonwealth Games on Sunday, in Birmingham.

Despite the absence of captain Peace Proscovia who was an unused substitute, the Cranes easily bounced back from the New Zealand loss in the opener.

She Cranes struggled against New Zealand’s superior physicality and had to be very innovative to limit the damage.

On Sunday though, there was no contest right from start to finish, as the Cranes were absolutely dominant.

They led 13-06 in the first quarter and by the end of the first half, they led by a 20-goal margin (33-13).

Mary Nuba Cholhok, who started ahead of Proscovia managed a whooping 28 goals.

The impressive Shadia Nassanga added 25 goals in an 100% shooting. Off the bench, Irene Eyaru scored nine on the day.

It was a huge statement from coach Fred Mugerwa’s side as the dominance was against the 10th best team in the world. Meanwhile, Uganda is ranked sixth.

Uganda has so far won one medal in the games in England, a gold, which was scooped by Victor Kiplangat in the marathon.

SHE CRANES STARTERS: Mary Nuba Cholhok (GS), Irene Eyalu (GA), Stella Oyella (WA), Jesca Achan (C), Sandra Ruth Nambirige (WD), Joan Nampungu (GD), Shaffie Nalwanja (GK)

Peace Proscovia, Margaret Bagala, Hanisha Muhammad, Shadiah Nassanga

She Cranes fans in England had huge celebrations for the win. Watch the video for epic fan moments.

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