Namibian Netball Team Beaten By Botswana At Z6

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Namibian netball team was defeated 45-19 by Botswana on Tuesday in the Zone Six Youth Games underway here.

Namibia is now placed third in the group of five teams behind South Africa (first) and Zimbabwe, but level on points with Botswana, who lost their opening game on Sunday to South Africa and then lost again to Zimbabwe on Monday.

The Namibians trailed the first quarter 12-2, and only managed to score five points in the second quarter, while Botswana added 10 points.

The third quarter ended 36-13 in favour of Namibia’s easterly neighbours.

The Namibians added six more points in the last quarter, and Botswana nine.

Speaking to Nampa after the game, Namibian netball coach Michelle Brooks said she was not happy with the outcome of the game, noting that the officiating demoralised them.

“Today, we had a very poor game, and I am not happy with the way the umpires officiated the game.

But we are now looking forward to our games on Wednesday against South Africa, and then the host nation Zimbabwe,” she noted.

South Africa defeated Botswana 52-25, and Swaziland 79-15 in the opening two games, while Zimbabwe overcame Swaziland 57-16 and then beat Botswana 52-21.

The match against South Africa will be at 09h00, and the one against Zimbabwe at 15h30.

Namibia is also represented in football, athletics, tennis, boxing, swimming as well as Paralympics. – Nampa

Source : The Namibian

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