Swakopmund Team in Quarter Finals

On Saturday 02 September 2017, the women’s volleyball team qualified for the quarter finals at the first round of the 2017 Bank Windhoek NVF Cup. The event kicked off with 24 teams from all corners of the country participating.
Teams from all Regional Associations participated in the Group Stage of the competition that was held at The Dome in Swakopmund. The competition was fierce and teams remained highly motivated throughout to make it to the quarter finals. This will be held at Katima Mulilo on 16 and 17 September 2017.
With a total of N$46 000-00 in prize money up for grabs, individual prizes as well as the “right to brag” for the next year, the teams gave their all.
Teams participated in four groups of three teams each. two teams per group advanced to the quarter finals.
With sponsors Bank Windhoek, Dinolo African Deli and Erongo Med, the participants were treated to goodie bags with promotional items such as supplements and bottles as well as event t-shirts. The sponsors promoting their brands and products added to the flair of the event.
It proved to be a relatively easy round for defending Champions Khomas Nampol in the men’s draw. The team won its games convincingly and set themselves up for a quarter final entry. The Unam Katima Mulilo men’s team made sure a local team will be part of the quarter finals at Katima, pushing volleyball stalwarts NDF to a 5 set match and winning their match against Unam Viper Rundu Campus. Rundu youngsters team Toxic Serves showed great heart, having taken a knock in their ranks through the drafting of most of their top players to the NSSU u/17 Cosassa Ballgames Team. Unfortunately, they did not manage to progress to the quarter finals, but they are certainly a team with a great future.
In the ladie’s draw, last year’s runners up SKW progressed with relative ease, showing their resolve and experience in competition. Khomas Nampol and NDF Ladies also made a convincing start to their campaign with the Khomas teams taking the top spots in their respective groups.
The teams qualified are as follows:
Men: Navy A, Six Star, Nampower, Erongo Nampol, NDF, Unam Katima Campus, Khomas Nampol and Eleven Warriors.
Ladies: NDF, Oshana Nampol, Oshikoto Nampol, Toxic Serves, Khomas Nampol, Swakopmund, SKW and Unam Vipers Rundu
∙The Quarter- and Semi Final games at Katima Mulilo will be the first time that the NVF Cup will be played under the care of the Zambezi Volleyball Association.
Pictured above: the Swakopmund Ladies Volleyball Team with one of the sponsors and the President of the Namibian Volleyball Federation

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