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Tough start for Namibia at Fist ball World Cup

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WINDHOEK: Senior national fist ball team had a though start to the 2015 men’s fist ball World Cup currently underway in Santa Rosa, Argentina from 14 to 22 November. Namibia is drawn in Group A with Switzerland, United States of […]

WINDHOEK: Senior national fist ball team had a though start to the 2015 men’s fist ball World Cup currently underway in Santa Rosa, Argentina from 14 to 22 November.

Namibia is drawn in Group A with Switzerland, United States of America (USA), hosts Argentina and Germany.

In its opening game of the World Cup on Sunday Namibia played against Fist ball powerhouse Switzerland.

In a statement availed to Nampa on Monday by fist ball officials attending the event in Argentina it stated that the game between Switzerland and Namibia turned out to be a one sided affair with the Swiss steam rolling past Namibian team with a three set win of 03-11, 01-11 and 04-11.

In their second game on Sunday Namibia played the USA. Namibia managed some good serves and attacking play to win the first set 11:9. However USA showed great courage; to regroup in the second set and win the remaining three sets 10-12, 09-11 and 09-11.

The statement added that Namibia made two unforced errors, which handed the set to the USA.

“Our sets with the USA were a carbon copy of the first set with a different winner. While Namibia started off well the USA always came back towards the middle of the set. Both sets went to the USA by 9:11 ensuring that the USA took the win,” said the statement.

On Monday Namibia played its third game of the tournament against Argentina and lost all the three 0-11, 04-11 and 02-11.

In its second game still on Monday with Germany Namibia lost the three 3-11, 07-11 and 02-11. Germany came out top of the group after winning all its group game with Switzerland finishing second.

Having lost all four matches during the preliminary round Namibia ended on fifth place in Group A.

They will now play Italy in the first game of the double elimination round on Tuesday afternoon. Depending on the result Namibia will need to play another game on Tuesday evening against an opponent who still has to be determined.

SOURCE: THE NIMIBIA PRESS AGENCY