U-21 netball team wins first game in Botswana

28 Jul 2016 19:40pm
WINDHOEK, 28 JUL (NAMPA) – Namibia’s under-21 (U-21) netball team won its first game of the Africa U-21 World Cup qualifiers underway in Gaborone, Botswana.
The Namibian team beat Lesotho by 59-16 points on Thursday.
Eight nations - host Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda, Lesotho and South Africa - are competing against each other, with the top three countries in the event qualifying for the Netball World Youth Cup in 2017, also to be hosted by Botswana.
The World Cup qualifiers kicked off on Sunday and ends Saturday.
Namibia lost four of its opening games of the tournament against Malawi on Sunday, Zimbabwe and Uganda on Monday, and Botswana on Wednesday.
After defeating Lesotho and registering their first win at the competition on Thursday, the team went on to lose its second game of the day against South Africa 29-65.
The defeat means Namibia will not finish in the top three teams on Saturday.
Namibia will play its last game of the competition on Friday against Zambia, starting at 12h00 Namibian time.
The Namibian players are: Sharny Engelbrecht; Rieta Marie Brandt; Juzelri Garbers; Jessica Moolman; Jehumba Hambira; Atushe Shihepo; Vickey Uarije; Uehengisa Tjozongoro; Tjimbakavaza Tjepetekera; Himezeembi Tjejamba; Minerva Calvar Callozo; and Ronell Benson.