Senior national netball team ready to work hard in Uganda

20 Jun 2017 13:30pm
WINDHOEK, 20 JUN (NAMPA) – The senior national netball team is ready to represent Namibia at the Africa Senior National Netball Championship in Kampala, Uganda.
The games will be played at the Lugogo Indoor Arena from 22 to 30 June 2017.
The team is scheduled to leave for Kampala on Wednesday.
Speaking during their capping ceremony at the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) office on Monday, the team’s coach Manuelle Tjivera said the players have adjusted to his training schedule and he is positive they will work hard when they get to Kampala.
He added that the team was not in camp and they also did not play competitive friendly games with other countries, which will make their journey in the competition a little tough.
Tjivera said they did not have all the players in training, because some were not released by their employers. He gave them a training schedule which they followed.
“I can say with limited resources we managed to do what we could to get the team ready for the competition… Winning games in the competition is not everything, because what is important is getting back in the Africa ranking,” he said.
During the ceremony, NSC Chief Administrator Freddy Mwiya said netball is ranked high in Namibia and in the past, the country was a team to be reckoned with in Africa.
He is looking forward to seeing the sport get back to where it belongs.
“The commission is funding 95 per cent of the trip to Uganda, because we want to see the sport as one of the most loved games in the country that will be played at all levels, starting from grassroots level,” he said.