Namibia beach volleyball team to face Mauritius in quarterfinals
18 Aug 2019 10:50am
By Hesron Kapanga
RABAT, 18 AUG (NAMPA) Namibias women beach volleyball team will face Mauritius in the quarterfinals of the African Games (AG) on Sunday after beating Sudan 2-0 in their last Group A match on Saturday.
Namibia is being represented by Kim Seebach and Kristin Schulz in the beach volleyball category at the 12th edition of the AG underway in Casablanca and Rabat from 16 to 31 August 2019.
The Namibian team was drawn in Group A with host Morocco, Sierra Leone and Sudan.
Apart from beating Sudan 2-0 in two sets which ended 21-9 and 21-16, the Namibian girls collected their first points of the group stages earlier on Friday afternoon after Sierra Leone forfeited their match and Namibia were awarded the points for that match.
But the girls went on to lose their second group game 0-2 to the host nation later on Friday.
Going into their last group game, Seebach and Schulz were motivated as they dominated the first set which they won with the landslide score of 21-9. They continued with their impressive performance in the second set but a few handling errors saw them throwing their game points away a number of times in the set they won 21-16.
Seebach and Schulz will face Liza Bonne and Orian Maita Cousin of Mauritius who beat Melissa Soualmi and Salima Bechar of Algeria 2-1 in their last group game of the competition also on Saturday.
The winner between Namibia and Mauritius will face the winner between Egypt and Rwanda on Tuesday, 20 August.
Speaking to Nampa after the match, Seebach and Schulz said they had a great game against Sudan but small errors almost cost them the second set.
We are now looking forward to the quarterfinals of the competition. Our biggest competitors at this competition will be Egypt as they are a very strong side but we are going to take it one game at a time and hopefully make it to the medal section of the competition, they said.