A big number of Makerere University students turned out to watch the opening ceremony and other matches at the World University Netball Championships.

"We thought students would not turn up this much due to the previous strikes that were taking place the whole of last week and we thought these seats will be enough. But to our surprise, students have turned up in big numbers," said one of the organizers who preferred anonymity because he was not mandated to speak to the media.

Team Uganda beat defending champions South Africa to lift world Netball University trophy

Photo by: Elvis Lubanga

The amazing and the top performing from The Mighty  Cranes popularly known as  Team Uganda has been on Friday evening crowned champions of World Netball University Championships after beating defending champions South Africa who are also the Africa's number in the final game (44-43) held at Makerere University


How Uganda Became World Netball Champions

Team Uganda in action. Courtesy Photo

Uganda came from behind to beat the defending champions South Africa in the International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Netball Championships finals at Makerere University.

Uganda claimed victory on Friday night with a narrow goal difference of 44 – 43 in the tension packed game that sealed the weeklong tournament that attracted seven teams.

Nkumba University student Mary Nuba, who plays as goal shooter converted three consecutive chances in the fourth quarter which gave Team Uganda victory.