Women’s netball is creating a stir in Africa. This week, Uganda won the Netball Nations Cup in Singapore, despite setbacks that would reduce many professional athletes to despair. The side, which hadn’t played outside Africa in over 30 years, could only attend the tournament thanks to last-minute government sponsorship, achieved by a public newspaper appeal. Then they missed their flights and had to forfeit the first round, but battled through to the final and scored a decisive victory against Singapore. Despite severe underfunding, African netballing nations are emerging as forces to be reckoned with.
Source: The Guardian