Peace Proscovia is proud as African nations make history at the ongoing Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England.
The She Cranes Captain spoke of her pride on Thursday, after the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup became a history-making one for African nations.
South Africa are in the semi-finals, while Uganda, Zimbabwe and Malawi are still in the hunt for fifth, meaning that this is the first ever tournament at which four African nations will have finished in the top eight.
Proscovia, whose side returns to the court to play Malawi this Friday after losing 61-48 to Jamaica on Thursday, said that the African nations’ performance is great news for the development of netball in Africa generally.
“For South Africa to push up into the top four is amazing – that is all of Africa performing and we are so proud of it,” She said.
Of the battle for fifth – between the three remaining African nations and Jamaica, she said: “It’s amazing to have all of us compete again, and it’s a great procedure that allows us to have a hope of getting to fifth. But all I can say is let the best team win – we are going to come in well prepared.” Uganda finished 8th in the 2015 Netball World Cup and is eager to better performance this year.