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Uganda coach tips Zambian queens

Zambian netball team.

CECILIA ZULU, Sydney, Australia
UGANDA netball national team coach Mubiru Rashid says Zambia need to change the style of play if they are to qualify for the quarter-finals at the on-going World Cup.
“We had prepared well for this game. That is why we managed to overcome Zambia because we started preparing for this tournament a long time ago.
“Zambia is a good team but the problem is that they give up so quickly especially when results are not on their side. They [Zambia] have got one style of play which affects their performance.
“They don’t change their style from the time I learnt about them [Zambian team]. Whenever they meet a team like us [Uganda], it’s very easy to attack and beat them because we know their weakness. That is why today we gave them a very good range of scores,” said Rashid in an interview on Friday after his side battered Zambia 74-38 at Central Netball Court.
Uganda captain Peace Proscovia hoped the remaining games will be as easy as the Zambia match.
Zambia coach Charles Zulu said the team has worked on the mistakes exposed by Uganda.
“We have seen were we went wrong and we need to capitalise on that before we play Wales. We started very well but from nowhere we lost focus.
“We were not consistence. If anything, we needed to maintain the lead but they took advantage of us. Also their tall girl [Peace Proscovia], has always given us problems,” Zulu said.
He is confident the team will qualify for the quarter-final.
Zulu said today’s match against Wales will be different because the team has worked on the mistakes.
Team captain Annie Mukamba has assured Zambians that Wales and Fiji will fall.
“I am disappointed with our performance. I really don’t know what went wrong but hey it’s not yet over not until the last game. We didn’t do well in most key positions but we promise to do better tomorrow [today].
“The other thing which has contributed is because we didn’t have any practice match. Our friends at least practised before the games started,” Mukamba said.

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