- South Africa might have missed out on the bronze medal at the 2019 Netball World Cup, but there was some consolation
- The Spar Proteas' Karla Pretorius was crowned as the World Cup's player of the tournament
- Her achievement made Mzansi proud and Pretorius was soon dubbed "our golden girl"
The Spar Proteas missed out on the bronze medal, placing fourth in the 2019 Netball World Cup over the weekend.
However, the team did not walk away empty-handed as one of their own was crowed the tournament's top player.
Briefly.co.za learned Karla Pretorius was named the 2019 Netball World Cup's player of the tournament during the medal ceremony at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Sunday.
According to Netball South Africa's Facebook post, Pretorius had 20 interceptions, 23 deflections and 32 gains throughout the tournament.
Pretorius' achievement made Mzansi proud and South Africans congratulated her on social media.
Norma Mcgregor commented: "Well done Team SA and well done Karla. My first time watching netball at this level!! Will be doing so in future."
Balindile Mgwenya added: "Proudly South African... I'm so happy. I feel like this Award made up for missing the Bronze! Well Done Darling!!"
Sonto Nhlapo wrote: "She’s the best defender in the world right now. Congratulations to you, Karla. Our golden girl."
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