The Spar Proteas were named champions of the 2019 Africa Netball Cup after winning all six of their games of the tournament.

The South Africans wrapped up the 7 nation tournament on Tuesday when they beat Zambia 72-53 in the final game at the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town.

Proteas coach Dorette Badenhorst says she is delighted with the performance of the team in a difficult competition.

Badenhorst took over from former coach Norma Plummer at the start of the month, and she says this is the job she has always wanted, and wants to make the most of the opportunity.

Badenhorst feels that while the Proteas won all their games, there are still defensive issues to work on.

Badenhorst feels the team can still bring more intensity in each game, but feels that exposing some of the newer players to the African opposition was a good exercise.

The coach is also appreciative of the support the team has received over the past week.

Meanwhile goal shooter Lenine Potgieter, who was the top scorer at the tournament, says it was an amazing experience in Cape Town. – Report by Rob Delport