Thrilling Action in Bank Windhoek National Volleyball League

The last matches of the first round of the Bank Windhoek National Volleyball League were played in Windhoek at the SKW sport grounds and in Grootfontein at the NDF military base on Saturday, 2 August 2014.

In the Ladies League, Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) won both their games against Polytechnic of Namibia (Polytech) and Revivals Volleyball Club (RVC) in straight sets.

There is currently no team in the league which has the potential to beat the SKW team with their g spiker, Elena Veiljo. The team still continues to lead the log standing, having lost only one set in seven games.

Khomas Nampol Volleyball Club (KNVC) and NDF are in second and third places fighting almost on an equal level. But the fourth and fifth placed teams, DTS and Revivals, still have a chance in the second round to finish as the runner-ups.

The Polytech team, which is made up of young students, some of whom still lack the basic techniques, lost both their matches over the weekend. However, their coach is confident that his team will learn by the experience gained through playing against ger teams and hopefully catch up to be able to compete in the next round.

Revivals failed to display the aggressive play that they are known for and lost their game against SKW in straight sets. They, however, won their match against Polytech.

In Grootfontein, Oshikoto Nampol Volleyball Club (ONVC) lost both games and had little chance against NDF and lost the game in straight sets. However, in the match against DTS, they fought through five sets of play. The DTS team struggled to beat ONVC as some of their important players were not available and therefore did not play at their level best, but they eventually won the match, 3-2.

The army team, NDF, was in an excellent form and easily won their game against DTS.

Four matches were played in the Men’s League, and the last one between NDF versus KNVC was the most exciting, as it was the decisive game for the ‘half season crown’.

The supporters of both teams were not disappointed as the game was a thriller with both sides giving it their all. In the end, NDF won the match 3-1, but all the sets were very close.

DTS had an unlucky day as they lost both their matches against the Army teams, going down 3-1 to NDF A and 3-0 to NDF B.

After the first round of league matches, NDF A are leading the log with KNVC in second place. Both teams are leading with far more points than the next two teams, Unam and newcomers, Eleven Warriors Volleyball Club (EWVC).

The director of the league, Wolfgang Leyerer, was very happy with the development of the Bank Windhoek National Volleyball League over the past two years.

“The level of skills of the individual players and the team play has improved steadily”. He expressed his thanks to the sponsor, Bank Windhoek, who made it possible for the Namibia Volleyball Federation to organise the league in a professional manner.

Source : The Namibian