South Africa

Proteas netball take on England in Cape Town

2019-09-04 12:33
Bongi Msomi
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Pretoria - Four months after the end the 2019 Netball World Cup that was held in Liverpool, South Africa will face England in the SPAR Challenge which will be a three-match series, this will be played in Cape Town late November.

The two teams met each other twice in Liverpool and both finished third and fourth respectively. South Africa who finished fourth will go head to head against the Roses at the Velodrome in Cape Town from the November 29 until December 1.

This will be the first time that the two sides meet following their battle for bronze at the Netball World Cup in July, which saw the Roses come out on top and secure a place on the podium.

"We are excited to be hosting England in November and cannot wait for the clash. Both teams have really gone through a transition phase and we both are building for the future. We obviously don't want to allow them to beat us on our own turf and have a home crowd advantage this time. This will definitely be an important few games for us as we are looking forward to the repeat of our last World Cup match against England," said Netball South Africa, Cecilia Molokwane.

Both teams are going through a new dawn as the coaches that were at the helm during the Netball World Cup have both stepped down and new ones taking over. For the Proteas this will be their chance to revenge the two losses they endured at the hands of the Roses at the World Cup.

"I am very much looking forward to this series against South Africa, it's definitely going to be an exciting few games to watch. The Proteas are a good team and proved that at the Netball World Cup. I'm sure they'll be looking forward to a re-match against the Roses so it's definitely going to be one to watch," said Jess Thirlby, head coach of Roses.

The Proteas will be in action against England at the following dates (match times TBC):

Friday, November 29

Saturday, November 30 

Sunday, December 1

- Netball SA

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