Namibian netball can perform well with more financial support: Nerongo

28 Jun 2017 14:40pm
WINDHOEK, 28 JUN (NAMPA) – Secretary-General of Netball Namibia, Imelda Nerongo is confident that the senior netball team will become a team to reckon with if they get more financial support.
The team is currently competing in the Africa Senior National Netball Championship in Kampala, Uganda.
They lost their third game of the competition against Malawi 35-61 on Tuesday.
The team also lost its opening game of the competition against the host nation on Sunday 31-69, and in their second game on Monday they went down 46-56 against Zambia.
In their third game of the competition against Malawi, the Namibian players gave a good account of themselves, ending the first quarter with a 10-17 trail, second quarter 19-32 and third quarter, 31-48.
The team only lost their momentum in the last quarter of the game, scoring four points, while their opponents extended their lead with 30 more points for a 35-61 loss.
Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, Nerongo said the team has been off the African map for two years but they came back with a bang and with more continuous financial support they will be back on top of the charts of African netball.
“As you can see our team is performing quite good and competing competitively. In the next three years, if we are provided with financial support to expose the team internationally, we will be back on the African and world charts as a feared team,” she said.
She added that Namibians should follow the games on the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation channel six so they can support the team. It will also help them to understand the dynamics of African netball.
Namibia’s next game in the competition is against Botswana on Wednesday at 14h00 local time.