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Super League: Prisons struggle to imprison Weyonje in a tight contest

by Nnalubaale Sports
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The 2017 National Netball Champions, Uganda Prisons registered a hard-fought win against Makindye Weyonje on Thursday afternoon at Kamwokya Community Sports Centre.

Prisons won the game by a one goal margin, 46-45 in a tight and tense Netball Super League game which had many holding their breath on numerous occasions.

“We played to our best, I can’t blame my girls, they played what they could but the chance wasn’t on our side,” said Weyonje skipper, Shakirah Nassaka.

Coach Imelda Nyongesa’s charges, Prisons, looked good and took the lead from the start, winning the first and second quarter 10-09 and 13-11 respectively.

However, Jesse Assiimwe‘s Weyonje got back in the game, and won the third quarter 12-10 heading into the final period only one goal down.

“Maybe I can attribute this loss to poor coordination, we have not been training together because some players were with national team in Tanzania, so I can say prisons was more prepared than us,” Nassaka noted.

Weyonje started with the same energy in the fourth quarter leading at some point by four goals but Prisons’ technical bench had the solution.

They introduced towering Christine Namulumba Kango and her height saw her win a number of balls in the scoring zone to hand her side their third win of the season, the second against the Makindye based side in three meetings.

Prisons senior player Lillian Ajio confessed that the game was going the other way but they kept on pushing to the last second of the game.

“It was a tough game I can say, this league is very competitive and whenever we’re in training, I tell my teammates that we have to fight to the last whistle, we only give up when the game is done.” Ajio told Nnalubaale Sports.

Photo Credit: Uganda Netball Federation Media

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