Namibia wins one and lose another at FISU Games

07 Jul 2016 19:20pm
WINDHOEK, 07 JUL (NAMPA) - The Namibia Sevens universities’ rugby team on Thursday beat Italy by 40 points to 12 on the opening day of the Seventh World Universities Championship Rugby Sevens underway in Swansea, United Kingdom.
Namibia, the only African country in this year’s championship, play in Pool A alongside Great Britain, Czech Republic, Australia and Italy.
Namibia lost its second match 14-31 against Australia on the same day.
Speaking to the media after their first game, Namibian team captain Lesley Klim said the win feels great.
“We have worked hard and played well; I am proud of the boys. Our vision is to reach the final,” he said.
Speaking to Nampa from Swansea after the defeat to Australia Thursday, Tertiary Institutes Sports Association of Namibia (TISAN) President Werner Jeffrey said Namibia lost the second game because of mistakes.
“We committed a lot of mistakes which cost us the game against one of the top teams in the world, but we never stopped fighting,” he said.
Namibia will play Czech Republic and Great Britain Friday.