Namibians welcome home Welwitschias

WINDHOEK: The Hosea Kutako International airport was the hype excitements and jubilations as Namibians gives heroes welcomes to the Namibia National rugby team the (Welwitchia) from the World cup in London here on Tuesday afternoon.

The team was accompanied by of the Minister of Sports Agne Tjoongarero as well Namibia Sports Commission officials.

Speaking to Nampa at the airport Namibian lock Tjiuee Uanive described the Rugby World Cup as a great experience having played against one the best teams in the world like the New Zealand (All Black) ,Uanive blamed their lose on lack of preparation “We need to prepare early enough for competitions of this magnitude.” but he was not entirely disappointed with their performance particularly after their captain Jacques Berger went out after any injury, he said.
This is the third time the Welvelchia are participating in the World Cup but they are yet to produce a win. Damian Stevens Namibia’s youngest player in the regards his World Cup encounter as one the greatest experience in his rugby careerer “ It felt so good being young and play against some of great nation in the world.” The players mingled with their fans taking photos and signed autographs before leaving the airport.

Namibia lost all their games at the world cup despite their fierce fight to register their win against Tonga which they lost 15- 14 and they lost their last game against Argentina 64-19 last Sunday. The next rugby world cup will take place in 2019 in Japan.
(edited)WINDHOEK: The senior national rugby players were on Tuesday welcomed home at the Hosea Kutako International Airport by close to 150 supporters, family and friends.
They returned after completing their group games of the 2015 Rugby World Cup underway in London, England.
Captain Jacques Burger and coach Phil Davies did not return with the team.
Namibia ended last in the group with only one point and could not proceed further in the competition.
Namibia lost all its games, losing 14-58 against New Zealand; 21-35 against Tonga; 16-17 Georgia; and 19-64 Argentina.
The team was accompanied by Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Agnes Tjongarero as well Namibia Sports Commissioners.
Speaking to Nampa at the airport, Namibian lock Tjiuee Uanive described the Rugby World Cup as a great experience, having played against one the best teams in the world – the All Blacks from New Zealand.
He blamed their loss on lack of preparation, saying: “We need to prepare early enough for competitions of this magnitude”. But he was not entirely disappointed with their performance, particularly after their captain picked up an injury against Georgia.
Damian Stevens, 20, Namibia’s youngest player at this World Cup, regards his participation as one the greatest experiences in his rugby career. “It felt so good being young and playing against some great nations in the world.”
At the airport, the players mingled with their fans, taking photos and signing autographs before leaving the airport.
This was the third time the Welwitschias participated in the Rugby World Cup and are yet to produce a win.
The next Rugby World Cup will take place in Japan in 2019.