SA Netball announce 12-member squad for Netball Nations Cup
JOHANNESBURG – Netball SA have announced a squad of 12 which will do duty at the Netball Nations Cup in England from January 19 to 26.
South Africa’s opening match will be against Jamaica, the second game will be a battle of the flowers when they take on the England Roses before playing their final group match against New Zealand.
“We have confidence in the coaches and the team that is assembled for the Vitality Nations Cup. We have seen how well the team did during the Africa Nations Cup and the Spar Challenge Netball Series against England in Cape Town,” said Netball South president, Cecilia Molokwane.
“Selecting this team wasn’t easy considering how well all the players played during these two tournaments. The team is very strong and ready to go.”
SA coach Dorette Badenhorst said she welcome the next challenge.
“I am looking forward to an exciting competition between top countries in the world. There are no easy games here just challenges,” said Badenhorst.
“There is a good vibe in the team and with Karla Pretorius back and Bongi as captain everyone can be excited.”
Shooters: Ine-Marí Venter; Lenize Potgieter; Lefébre Rademan, Sigi Burger.
Centre Court: Bongi Msomi, Izette Griesel, Romé Dreyer, Khanyisa Chawane,
Defence: Phumza Maweni, Shadine van der Merwe, Zanele Vimbela, Karla Pretorius.
African News Agency (ANA)