Youth Games Gold Medal for Team SA Netball in Lesotho

Team SA’s netballers claimed gold at the Region 5 Youth Games, beating Malawi 33-26 in the final in Lesotho on Wednesday, 8 December 2021. Photo: Team SA (Twitter)

Team SA’s netballers maintained unbeaten streak to claim gold at the Region 5 Youth Games, beating Malawi 33-26 in the final in Lesotho on Wednesday.

Going into the final match, the undefeated South African side were aiming to continue their winning streak under the guidance of former Spar Proteas player, Precious Mthembu. 

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Mthembu’s team were favourites to win and lived up to expectations in a what was an exceptional final as both countries showed their intentions from the start of the encounter. 

Although it was a close match, Team SA managed to stick to their game plan to win all four quarters. 

The netball champions will return to South Africa with the rest of South Africa’s athletes after it was announced that the team have withdrawn from the remaining matches due to the increase of Covid-19 cases. 

 

AUSC Region V Youth Games Netball Final: SA vs Malawi (Quarter Score Breakdown):
Q1: SA 8 Malawi 7
Q2: SA 19 Malawi 12
Q3: SA 28 Malawi 21
Q4: SA 33 Malawi 26

South Africa Results at the AUSC Region V Youth Games in Maseru, Lesotho:
SA 42 Malawi 27
SA 57 Lesotho 22
SA 39 Zambia 14
SA 58 Botswana 14

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 1 Caption: Team SA’s netballers claimed gold at the Region 5 Youth Games, beating Malawi 33-26 in the final in Lesotho on Wednesday, 8 December 2021. Photo: Team SA (Twitter)

 

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