Home Netball Netball Super League Super League: UPDF takes the top seat as NIC maintains unbeaten run

Super League: UPDF takes the top seat as NIC maintains unbeaten run

by Nnalubaale Sports
2 minutes read

UPDF Netball Club are at the summit of the Uganda Netball Super League table after winning both their games on match week six of this season.

Coach Wasswa Andrew’s charges beat the match week six hosts, Busia Greater Lions and newcomers, Africa Renewal University Netball club for them to go on top of the table with six points in five games.


The opening fixture of the Saturday games played at Busia Greater Lions Netball Arena in Busia, Eastern Uganda, saw UPDF defeat Busia Greater Lions by 50-47.


UPDF were the better side in the first two quarters, winning each by 14-11, before Busia woke up in the last two quarters, which they won 13-12 and 12-10.

However, UPDF emerged the overall winner due to better goal margin crested in the first two quarters.

UPDF’s last day match was against Africa Renewal University, and they won it by a slim margin of two goals, 45-43.

The Buloba based University club put up a good fight in the second period but the soldiers eight goals advantage into the third quarter saw them own the day.

The other epic game was between, NIC who didn’t have their two stars in Joan Nampungu (captain) and Margret Baagala who were on national duty, and Africa Renewal University.

NIC maintained their season perfect start and beat Renewal 56-37, Sera Zam was the main scorer for NIC and she netted 49 goals.

Zam now having plenty of playing time is slowly but steadily filling the void left by Stella Oyella who departed to Scotland for professional netball.

“Yes now I am the main shooter for NIC, I thank the technical for giving me trust and I believe I can fill the void left by Oyella and help the team to win, the good thing at NIC we work as a team,” Sera Zam told Nnalubaale Sports.

Busia lost their second and third game in a row to Makindye Weyonje but the current league top scorer, Anena Cinderella (175 goals) attributed their poor performance to the absence of their key players who are writing their senior four final exams and the fatigue.

“We lost two games but this is because we have missing players who are doing their exams and then the fatigue, most of us stay in Kampala, traveling from there to here gave us some fatigue but we shall bounce back,” said Anena.

The two losses for Busia cost them two positions on the log, from second to fourth,
Weyonje is another club that won it’s game, beating Busia 63-45.

The league will return in midweek with three games at Kamwokya Community Sports Center.

UPDF 50-47 Busia Greater Lions
NIC 56-37 Africa Renewal University
Busia Greater Lions 45-63 Makindye Weyonje
Africa Renewal University 43-45 UPDF

Photo credit: Jackson Kayira

You may also like

Leave a Comment