South Africa maintained their winning run at the African Netball Cup with a win against Kenya. Photo: @Netball_SA via Twitter

South Africa continued their unbeaten run at the African Netball Cup with a runaway 71-36 victory over Kenya at the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town on Monday. 

The continent’s top-ranked team was in rampant form against their less fancied opposition.

South Africa was the dominant force on the court takin an 11-point lead after the first 15 minutes of the encounter. 

The home side nearly doubled their score in the second quarter extending their advantage to 36-20 going into the break.

National coach Dorette Badenhorst stuck with the same starting seven in the first half before making two changes after the break. Stalwarts Bongi Msomi and Lenize Potgieter watched from the side of the court without any need to warm up.

On the court, their teammates made short shrift of their Kenyan counterparts by winning each quarter comfortably. 

South Africa raced to a century in the third quarter while limiting the East Africans to five goals. 

The fourth lost some structure with Kenya producing one of their best quarters of the match scoring 11 goals to the 18 by the hosts.

The Proteas top the tournament table and are likely to end the tournament as the top side after winning five out of five matches. They will go up against Zambia who is looking for only their second victory in Cape Town. 


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