07 May 2016 13:00pm
WINDHOEK, 07 MAY (NAMPA) - The South African national jukskei team dominated the 2016 Namibian Open Jukskei Championship here on Friday, winning eight of the nine different categories.
The tournament started on Monday and came to an end on Friday with the final tests between the two countries.
President of Namibia Jukskei, Gert Aggenbach said Namibia benefited from the South African team regarded as Namibia's big brother in the sport.
South Africa got the [large] numbers important to select players from. The limited number of players in Namibia makes it difficult to have depth in the team to play in a competition like this, Aggenbach told Nampa during the test.
He explained that South Africa (SA) has more than 20 players to select from to play in a certain division, while Namibia is hampered with, sometimes, only four players in the same division. This puts extra strain on the selectors, but does not deter players to play competitive jukskei against their South African counterparts, said Aggenbach.
In the past few years, we proved that we could win some tests against South Africa, Aggenbach said.
The results of the tournament:
Senior Men: SA-13, Namibia-2
Senior Women: SA-8, Namibia-7
Under 30 Men: SA-8, Namibia-7
Under 30 Women: SA-9.5, Namibia-5.5
Veteran Men: SA-10, Namibia-5
Veteran Women: SA-8, Namibia-7
Under 16 Boys: SA-12, Namibia-3
Under 19 Men: SA-10.5, Namibia-4.5
Under 19 Women: SA-7, Namibia-8