She Cranes have lost yet another game following a 59-53 blow against the Malawi Queens in Pool E of the Netball World Cup going on in Sydney.
Malawi dominated the first three sets by 19-10, 16-12, and a narrow 15-14 To put the She Cranes side in a 13 goals deficit at halftime
By the end of the third quarter, Malawi had extended the gap to 50-36, a 14 goal’s rift with Malawi Goal Shooter, Mwayi Kumwenda inflicting most of the damage.
Head Coach Rashid Mubiru for the first time had called for two changes in the starting line up from the side that featured in the opening three games but later on made new quick changes to cool the tempers of a then flying Malawi side..
Harriet Apako with Alice Nanteza who had initially started in center and in then goal keeping role respectively ahead of the usual suspects, Halima Nakacwa and Florence Nanyonga were called off and replaced by the re known starting pair.
With the introduction of Nakacwa and Nanyonga on court, Ruth Meme who started as the Wing Attack was shifted to center.
Though the Cranes skipper Peace Proscovia had upped the team’s game on the last lap with a 100% scoring accuracy in all the 16 attempts, it did little to catch up.
Meanwhile goal attacker Rachael Nanyonga complemented one more with two assists to give the Ugandans 17-9 lead but the efforts were generally short to cover the damage. .
Malawi’s sharp shooter Mwayi Kumwenda scored 48 goals in 53 attempts.
Uganda’s skipper, Peace Proscovia returned 38 goals from 39 attempts.
Rachael Nanyonga netted 15 goals off 18 attempts at the ring.
Her counterpart from Malawi, Sindi Simtowe scored 11 goals from 13 attempts.
The She Cranes face Jamaica in the next qualification game on Thursday.
Uganda will face Jamaica on Thursday 13th at the Allphones arena before playing New Zealand on Friday in the last group E last encounter game.