NBA announces teams for AST in Botswana

15 Aug 2014 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 15 AUG (NAMPA) - The Namibian Bowling Association (NBA) has selected two teams to represent Namibia at this year’s edition of the African States’ Tournament (AST) in Jwaneng, Botswana.
That tournament is set to take place from 06 to 13 September.
A media statement availed to Nampa by the NBA on Friday said the teams are a mixture of rising stars and vastly-experienced players, some of whom participated in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland a fortnight ago.
The likes of Willem Esterhuizen and Douw Calitz just missed out on a medal in Glasgow when they came up short against Malaysia in their bronze-medal match.
The teams will also be hoping to achieve or even improve on last year’s AST performance when in front of a home crowd, the men’s team put up a great fight to take the second overall place behind the dominant South Africans.
The ladies’ squad also did well, coming in fourth after the almost week-long tournament in the capital.
They will, however, face stern competition from the likes of South Africa and Zambia.
The team members who will travel to Botswana are as follows:
Men’s team: Will Esterhuizen, Douw Calitz, Steven Peake, Axel Krahenbuhl and David Gibbons.
Manager: Dave Hutchins
Women: Diana Viljoen, Sheena du Toit, Lesley Vermeulen, Anjuleen Viljoen and Marietjie Meyer.
Manager: Avril Kotze
Coach: Alexander Joubert