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11 November 2021, Windhoek – SPAR Proteas took on Tanzania for their third match of the tournament as they strive to defend their title. South Africa who have been on a winning streak came into this match beaming with confidence as they are yet to lose a match and currently lead the log standings. Tanzania was making their return to international netball after a three-year absence.

Dorette Badenhorst’s charges came into the match with clear intentions of making sure that they continue on a winning streak that they have enjoyed thus far in this tournament. While it was Tanzania that drew first blood, South Africa was very quick to respond and took charge of the game, at the end of the quarter they enjoyed a 20 goal lead with the score sitting at 23-3.

The SPAR Proteas played like a well-oiled machine, and they started the second quarter with the same intensity that they finished the first quarter. Captain Bongiwe Msomi was the engine of the SPAR Proteas mid court together with Izette Griesel. Ine-Marí Venter and Lefébre Rademan seemed to have been enjoying themselves up front as well. Tanzania only managed to score eight goals in the second quarter in response to South Africa’s 21.

Tanzania seemed to have been growing in confidence as the game progressed however this did not seem to be fazing the South Africans as they relied on their experience to counter Tanzania. Badenhorst made a few tactical changes to give other players the chance to extend the lead on the board.

South Africa went on defensive mode in the last quarter and made sure that they keep Tanzania at bay and restricted their attack. They made sure that they kept them in their own half, Tanzania only managed to put three goals past South Africa. The match ended 79-22 in favour of South Africa.

Q1 South Africa 23-3 Tanzania
Q2 South Africa 44-11 Tanzania
Q3 South Africa 64-19 Tanzania
Q4 South Africa 79-22 Tanzania

South Africa will play one of their toughest matches on Friday when they take on Malawi in the first match of the day at 09:00am. This match will be LIVE on Netball South Africa’s Facebook page.