Namibia’s women’s volleyball teams lose in the quarterfinals

21 Dec 2016 08:30am
SWAKOPMUND, 16 DEC (NAMPA) – Namibia’s two women’s volleyball teams did not make it into the finals of the Zone Six Club Championship which kicked off at The Dome in Swakopmund on Monday.
They however managed to reach the quarter-finals, which they lost on Thursday.
Vice-president of the Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF), Hillary Dux Imbuwa told Nampa on Friday SKW faced Support Unit from Zimbabwe and lost 1-3.
The second team, Revival Volleyball Club also lost to the team from the University of the Western Cape by 0-3.
“Our three men’s teams were knocked out in the first round,” Imbuwa said.
Namibia entered just the five teams for the competition - two women's and three men's teams.
The men’s teams are from the Navy, Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and the Namibian Defence Force (NDF).
In the women’s group, Mafolofolo from Botswana and the University of Zimbabwe went up against each other in the semi-finals on Friday.
The second semi-final match was between the University of the Western Cape and Support Unit.
In the male category, the semi-finals on Friday were between NABA from Zimbabwe and Botswana Defence Force Six. NABA won the semi-finals 3-1.
The second game was between Kwazi from Zambia versus Police Six of Botswana, which Kawzi lost 3-0.
Botswana Police Six are now through to the final game to be played on Saturday.
Seven countries - Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho are participating.
“Malawi and Mozambique could not send their players due to financial constraints,” said Imbuwa.
The same countries will compete in the Zone Six Beach Volleyball Club Championship starting on Sunday at the beach volleyball court behind 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 and the winners qualify for the African Club Championships.