Uganda and Zimbabwe top African qualifier to earn places at 2019 Netball World Cup

Uganda and Zimbabwe have earned places at next year’s Netball World Cup in Liverpool after coming out on top in the African Regional Qualifier held in Zambia.

Six teams were vying for the two qualifying spots in this event held at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, with the eventual winners being joined by the Botswana, Namibia, hosts Zambia and – for the first time in a regional World Cup qualifier – Kenya.

Uganda, ranked seventh in the world, lived up to their ranking as favourites, winning against all five of their qualifying rivals.

Zimbabwe were the next highest ranked team in…

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