Jamaica head coach Anderson explains team's poor Netball World Cup performance

By Wayne Lewis, Lance Whittaker&Mariah Ramharack July 17, 2019

Jamaica Sunshine Girls Marvette Anderson talks about the team's disappointing performance at the Netball World Cup.

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