NDF Defeats Students As SKW Struggles

The Namibia Defence Force Volleyball Club (NDF) remained a force to beat in the Bank Windhoek National Volleyball League after beating the University of Namibia (Unam) in the women’s league over the weekend.

NDF won their match in straight sets to remain g contenders to take the 2014 national league.

The army side started at a slow pace with the students taking a 5-0 lead before experienced blocker, Sylvia Newaya, brought the NDF back in the game with her g serves as they went on to win the match.

Meanwhile, SKW struggled to beat a rejuvenated Unam team which came in the game with nothing to lose after a 3-0 defeat by NDF.

The experienced SKW team easily won the first set, but Unam made a g comeback to take the second set and draw level.

Unam coach Kamwi Sezuni introduced Nomsa Gabela and Mukuka Chishimba who came in with good blocks to stop SKW’s experienced attackers, but Elina Veijo led SKW’s revival as they went on to win the match 3-1.

The SKW coach expressed his satisfaction with his team, but said it was not convincing as his players were over-confident in their match against Unam. He said they will go back and work on their mistakes. On the other hand, the students coach was overwhelmed with the way his team played and hoped that they would still be confident and motivated to play in the next games.

In the Men’s league, the games were played in Walvis Bay. In the first game of the day, Khomas Nampol Volleyball Club (KNVC) played against the Navy. The first set was easily won by KNVC 25-11 and it seemed as if the runner up in the log standing would have an easy walk-over to win the game.

However, the Navy put all their energy in winning the next set as KNVC struggled to find a way to block the spikes of the Navy left-hander, Sakeus Nashikuku. The Navy player who was on the “diagonal position” performed very well in the reception of the services from KNVC and they eventually won the set 25-17.

This woke the KNVC side, who then doubled their efforts and used their best player, Rehabeam Hengari to win both sets. The national player could not be stopped with his spikes from the net and from the second line. Hengari is an extraordinary player, who can be the playmaker, but also motivate his team to play their best.

The second game of KNVC versus Eleven Warriors Volleyball Club (EWVC) was no challenge for KNVC as they won the game in straight sets 3-0.

In another encounter, EWVC also had a tough time against the Navy as the latter did not give EWVC a chance to win a set. Robert Ngozu from EWVC who normally plays as a setter, played an outside attacker in the second and third set, which gave the Navy a lot of problems. However, he got tired at the end of the sets and the Navy team won the game 3-0.

Source : The Namibian

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