National netball team loses to Botswana

WINDHOEK; Namibia’s senior netball team lost their opening game of the 2015 Netball World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday against host nation Botswana.

Namibia has been selected to play World Cup qualifying games against Botswana, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya in Gaborone, Botswana from 14 to 20 September this year.

Only the top two teams will qualify for the World Cup, slated for Australia from 07 to 16 August 2015.

The team which ends in third place will also be in Australia to take part in the developmental games during the same period.

A statement availed to Nampa by Team Namibia officials at the games said the national netball team won the first set 10-9, but ended up losing the last three 24-20, 36-28, 49-36.

The statement also quoted national team head coach Sunette Burden as saying that the team did well in the game.

“In the first and second quarters, we did well, but lost concentration in the second and last quarters.

We lost concentration along the play, but I’m impressed with the play,” said the coach.

The team will play Zimbabwe on Wednesday at 09h00.

The squad consists of Tusnelde Fillemon, Susan van Zyl, Joeline Dunn, Eve Hamaalwa, Juane Jansen van Vuuren, Schoerita van der Merwe, Vetarapi Ngapite, Glyneth Kazonganga, Menette Muvangua, Jatjinda Kambatuku, Twaneth Harases, Augusta Sethie, Melissa Neis, Delila Keja, Lyan Pura and Maretha Burger.

SOURCE: NAMPA

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