13 Dec 2016 18:00pm
SWAKOPMUND, 13 DEC (NAMPA) Namibias womens volleyball teams started off the Zone Six Club Championship on a promising note after both won their opening matches on Monday.
The 2016 Zone Six Club Championship is taking place at The Dome in Swakopmund, with the finals expected on Saturday.
In the opening games, Namibias SKW defeated R/SKINS from Lesotho 3-1, while the Swaziland Police team, RSP lost 0-3 to Namibias Revival Volleyball Club.
Namibia entered five teams - two female and three male.
The male teams are the Navy, Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and Namibian Defence Force (NDF).
On Monday, the NDF lost 0-3 to Lesothos RSP male team, but NamPol managed to beat R/SKINS 3-2. In their second match on Monday, NamPol lost 0-3 against Zimbabwes NABA.
The womens teams have three more matches to play before knowing whether they have made it to the final or not.
Speaking to Nampa at the venue on Tuesday, vice-president of the Namibia Volleyball Federation Hillary Dux Imbuwa said they have not had many spectators, but hope more people will show up in the middle of the week or during the final games.
The visitors are really impressed with our venue. They love the courts and everything we have and that is something good for Namibia as a country, he said.
Other participating countries are South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Angola and Malawi.
The same countries will compete in the Zone Six Beach Volleyball Club Championship taking place on 18 and 19 December at the beach volleyball court at The Dome.
Unlike the Zone Six Club Championship which takes place indoors, the Beach Volleyball Championship is an outdoor event.
There are no cash prizes but the winners will qualify for the African Club Championships.
Bank Windhoek sponsored the event with N.dollars 40 000 while Refuse Solutions assisted with the construction of the volleyball courts at an amount of N.dollars 150 000.