By Ahabu Bwesigye
Uganda will play South Africa in the final of the FISU World University Netball championships that climax on Friday at Makerere University.
The hosts continued their winning streak with a domineering 104-10 victory over Zimbabwe Thursday afternoon.
Uganda has been on purple patch all throughout the ongoing World university championships in Kampala, convincingly winning all their five games so far.
Today, Imelda Nyangeso’s continued rolling with a 104-10 thumping of Zimbabwe, in a game where the visitors only managed two goals in the first half.
The victory confirmed Uganda’s place in Friday’s final where they will face defending champions and favourites South Africa in what is expected to be Uganda’s biggest test.
Uganda’s coach Imelda Nyangeso says she has been closely following the south African games and recognises their strength, but she will be able to counter their tactics.
“The South African play quick ball but we have also changed our tactics and we are ready for them,” said Nyongeza after the game.
Irene Ayaru, Captain Uganda netball team, says that the championship has been a successful one adding that they are only waiting for the finals. “So far, we doing very well as well as South Africans. We hope to become champions,” says Ayaru.
Earlier, Kenya beat Sri Lanka 54-11 while South Africa walloped Singapore 92-11.
To most of the visiting teams, the tournament has been a success since a lot have been leant.
According to Hellen Sinoya, so far Kenyan netball team have achieved a lot including winning some of the big games. “Though we started with losses, we have won another big game. Beating Sri Lanka is big for us,” said Sinoya.
Regardless the result in tomorrow’s final, this remains a great improvement on Uganda’s performance at the 2016 edition in Miami where they finished fourth.