KAMPALA. Although She Cranes are bound to face countries that play with a high intensity and speed, team captain Peace Proscovia is optimistic the team’s slow-paced game will yield fruits at the Netball World Cup due July 12-21 in Liverpool, England
In an interview with the Sky Sport, the Sunshine Coast Lightning shooter described Uganda’s game as a unique one played at a slow pace.
“I think our style is kind of a unique. It is not about the speed, it’s just like taking every step at a time and loving the ball gently and getting it to the end (in the net),” said Proscovia.
“Obviously we don’t have the facilities that can help the team train to cope with the speed. We are just trying to get to that level, so if we were to go with speed, definitely we cannot compete with the giants of this world,” she added.
Likewise coach Vincent Kiwanuka says there is no need for the She Cranes to adjust to a high speed game because they are not used to it.
“Speed can come automatically for the She Cranes when they play weaker teams, however in World Cup every pass matters so we rather play slow and keep our ball up to the shooting net,” said Kiwanuka.
The She Cranes will face England in their opening fixture of the Netball World Cup at the M&S Arena and Proscovia is hopeful that they will register good results against them.
A 50-46 loss to England in the first game of the three-test series against England Roses in December last year is what makes Proscovia hopeful.
“Yes, I admit that England are a very big team and a team to fear. But being given that opportunity to play against England in the test series and in the previous games, we’ve gained confidence,” Proscovia said.
She Cranes will later face Scotland and Samoa in group D of the Netball World Cup.