Coach Dorette Badenhorst's Protea Women lost to hosts England in the third place play-off on Sunday. Photo: Netball SA on facebook
Coach Dorette Badenhorst's Protea Women lost to hosts England in the third place play-off on Sunday. Photo: Netball SA on facebook

SA netball team finish last at Vitality Nations Cup

Time of article published Jan 27, 2020

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LONDON – The SA netball team finished last at the Vitality Nations Cup in London over the weekend, losing to hosts England 67-56 in the third place play-off on Sunday.

The two sides met before earlier in the week, a match which England won 58-54.

Despite finishing fourth in the four-team competition, SA coach Dorette Badenhorst was proud of her troops.

“I am proud of the ladies, they really fought hard for each other on court even though we had some calls going against us, we soldiered on,” said Badenhorst.

“As we head back home we take with us a lot of lessons and I am sure we are a better team leaving here. Playing against the best in the world has done us a whole lot of good and I am certain that we will strive to be better as we go along.”

Khanyisa Chawane of South Africa competing for a ball against England where SPAR Proteas fought their hearts out however lost the match. Photo credit: Ben Lumley.

Later, World Champions the New Zealand Silver Ferns beat the Sunshine Girls of Jamaica 67-56 to lift the inaugural Vitality Nations Cup trophy. 

African News Agency (ANA)


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