The Uganda She Cranes kicked off their 2023 Netball World Cup with a resounding 79-37 victory over Singapore at the Cape Town International Conventional Center in South Africa.
Despite resting star shooter Mary Nuba, Uganda came off the blocks very strongly to lead the first quarter 22-9.
The She Cranes stretched out the goal difference to 24 to make it 42-18 by halftime.
In the third quarter, Singapore scored 11 goals against Uganda’s 20 goals, resulting in a 33-goal difference between the two sides. The quarter ended 62-29.
Uganda scored more 17 goals against Singapore’s 8 in the final quarter to ensure the game ended 79-37.
Uganda’s win is attributed to the efforts of Goal Scorer Muhammad Hannisha, who scored 31 of her 35 attempts (86.1%) and Goal Attacker Shadia Nassanga who put in 12 of her 13 attempts ( 92.3%).
In defense, Goal Keeper Stella Nanfuka and Christine Nakitto were impressive as they made it hard for Singapore shooters throughout the game.
Uganda will play World Champions New Zealand in their next game on Saturday morning. New Zealand defeated Trinidad and Tobago 76-27 in their first game.