Uganda’s She Cranes defeated hosts South Africa to earn a fifth-place finish at the 2023 Netball World Cup in front of a buzzing crowd at Cape Town International Convention Centre on Sunday, 6 August.
In the 5th/6th placing encounter, Uganda turned up the heat from the first whistle, as they won the first quarter, third quarter and drew the last stanza.
In the match which ended 49-47 in favour of the She Cranes, Mary Cholhok was named Most Valued Player for her dominating performance.
South Africa will now switch focus to building the team for the future, which could possibly be without the likes of Bongi Msomi, Karla Pretorius and Phumza Maweni at the next World Cup campaign. Although no official word has been announced, there have been talks of retirement on the cards.
Photo 1 Caption: South Africa walks off after the Netball World Cup 2023, 5th/6th place match between South Africa and Uganda at Cape Town International Convention Centre, Court 1 on August 06, 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images/Netball World Cup 2023)