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.
Team South Africa makes it 3/3 at the AUSC Region V Youth Games in Maseru! 👏
Results thus far…
🇿🇦 SA 42-27 Malawi 🇲🇼
🇿🇦 SA 57-22 Lesotho 🇱🇸
🇿🇦 SA 39-14 Zambia 🇿🇲
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:
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)