South Africa’s Spar Proteas captain, Bongi Msomi, voiced the team’s aspirations for their final match at the 2023 Netball World Cup on Sunday, 6 August.
On Friday, South Africa powered to a resounding 72-46 win over Tonga. The victory propelled the Proteas into a placing match for the fifth/sixth spot against Uganda.
Msomi firmly believes her team must secure their fifth position by delivering a resolute performance.
“We have a final against Uganda on Sunday, they’re really a good side. So we’re looking forward to another battle and you can’t really shy away from the fact that we are ranked fifth, we want to finish at least fifth at this stage and that’s all we have unfortunately, we can’t obviously try and get something else that can be better than fifth position,” the captain expressed.
Earlier this week, South Africa and Uganda faced off in a closely contested Pool G encounter at the World Cup, with South Africa emerging as the narrow victors.
Regardless of whether the Spar Proteas finish in the 5th or 6th position, their captain remains immensely proud of her team’s performance.
“I’m really, really still proud of the girls, I thought there was some great netball being played by the Spar Proteas and to see that and to see the young stars coming through and really playing good netball, that’s something we can take forward and be proud of what’s happening in Netball South Africa.” Msomi added.
South Africa and Uganda are poised to engage in a thrilling clash, scheduled to kick off at 11am CAT!
Photo 1 Caption: Bongi Msomi of South Africa and Bongi Msomi of Uganda in action during the Netball World Cup 2023, Pool G match between South Africa and Uganda at Cape Town International Convention Centre, Court 1 on August 03, 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images/Netball World Cup 2023)