Strong Start by Team SA at Region 5 Youth Games

by | Dec 6, 2021

Reigning champions, Team SA Netball, began their campaign on a high note, winning their opening match 39-14 over Zambia at the AUSC Region V Youth Games in Maseru, Lesotho. 

South Africa started out in good form with a comprehensive win over Malawi on Sunday, and backed up their good form with similarly convincing back-to-back wins against Lesotho and Zambia on Monday.

South Africa will face Botswana in their final opening round fixture on Tuesday, ahead of the medal matches scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

Coached by former Spar Proteas player, Precious Mthembu, the South Africans will be dead set on defending their championship title after this positive start to their campaign.

The AUSC Region V Games were last held in Gaborone, Botswana, in 2018, where the SA U20 netball team were crowned champions of the eight edition of the Youth Games.

The ninth edition of the 2020 Youth Games were rescheduled to 3-12 December 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


South Africa Results at the AUSC Region V Youth Games in Maseru, Lesotho:
SA 42-27 Malawi
SA 57-22 Lesotho
SA 39-14 Zambia 

Team SA Netball Squad:
Ruve Erasmus
Amber Marshall
Busisiwe Vayo
Mariske Rautenbasch
Phophi Nematangari
Shani Mokken
Shammar Ngobeni
Karla Victor
Reratilwe Letsoalo
Jomari Lubbe
Amara Agbai
Zane Bodenstein

Head Coach: Precious Mthembu
Assistant Coach: Emily Mathosa
Team Manager: Lifalethu Khumalo


Photo Caption: Defending champions Team South Africa are undefeated on a string of back-to-back wins against Zambia, Lesotho and Malawi at the AUSC Region V Youth Games in Maseru, Lesotho. Photo: Netball SA (Twitter)


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