03 Mar 2019 13:50pm
WINDHOEK, 03 MAR (NAMPA) Defending Netball Premier League champions University of Namibia (UNAM) Jaguars lost 18-7 to the Namibia Correctional Service (NCS) Netball Team in the 2019 Season Opening Tournament over the weekend.
The games were played on Friday and Saturday at the United and Patrick Iyambo Training College sports fields. It was played on a round robin basis, with the top two teams in each group qualifying for the semi-finals.
In the semi-finals, NCS beat Namibian Police (NamPol) 13-9, while UNAM beat Afrocats 19-15.
With NCS winning the final and Jaguars coming second, the third spot went to Afrocats who defeated Namibian Police in fourth position 15-10.
The tournament, which was also played by the first and second division sides, saw Afrocats 1A beat compatriots Afrocats 1B 14-8 in the semi-finals before UNAM Jaguars lost to Black Africa (BA) 31-11.
BA went on to win the final 10-12 to be crowned first division champions while UNAM Jaguars beat Afrocats 1B 8-4 to take the third spot with Afrocats ending fourth.
In the second division semi-finals, Namibian Defence Force (NDF) A beat Tigers 28-12 with NDF B teaching Rehoboth 42-5, making it an all NDF final.
NDF B prevailed over NDF A by a 7-0 scoreline, while Tigers won the third playoff match 21-12.
A total of 11 teams took part in tournament and these were NCS, UNAM, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Tigers, NDF, BA, Tura Magic, Rehoboth, Afrocats, NamPol and Trustco United.
Wanderers were conspicuous in their absence for yet to be disclosed reasons, while Ko-munati Fela could not attend because of the funeral of their founder and owner.
Top three standings per division:
1st Place: Namibia Correctional Service
2nd Place: UNAM Jaguars
3rd Place: Afrocats
1st Place: Black Africa
2nd Place: Afrocats 1A
3rd Place: UNAM Jaguars
1st Place: Namibian Defence Force B
2nd Place: Namibian Defence Force A
3rd Place: Tigers