By Thomas Odongo
The Uganda National Netball team alias She Cranes have improved in the latest global rankings by the global netball governing body, International Netball Federation (INF).
She Cranes have currently been ranked seventh (7th) globally a berth they have earned after their resilient displays at the global stage.
Before the latest INF rankings, the She Cranes who are captained by global icon Peace Proscovia were seeded 13th internationally.
She Cranes have enjoyed seismic rise up into the top ten and albeit the challenges facing the team back at home, they still manage to keep their heads up once duty calls.
Their fellow African sides South Africa and Malawi are also seeded among the top ten with the South Africans claiming the fifth spot while the Malawians were named as sixth.
The rankings also indicate that Uganda's She Cranes are third in Africa finishing just below South Africa and Malawi respectively.
Australia, England, New Zealand and Jamaica were named first, second, third and fourth respectively.
Northern Ireland, Scotland, Trinidad, Wales and Barbados all finished below Uganda claiming the eighth to twelfth positions respectively.
She Cranes improved their berth during this year's Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia.
Albeit failing to earn a finishing podium in Gold Coast, She Cranes earned more bragging rights after beating Scotland and Wales at the classification stage and there is no doubt that the two European nations all settled behind Uganda (9th and 11th respectively).