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Khomas Nampol easily sail through to quarter finals in NVF Cup

Khomas Nampol easily sail through to quarter finals in NVF Cup

Twenty-four teams from all regional associations participated in the group stage of the 2017 Bank Windhoek Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) cup, which took place over the weekend at The Dome in Swakopmund.

Teams participated in four groups of three teams each, and the top two per group advanced to the quarter finals. The winning teams were guaranteed a spot in the quarter finals stage that is scheduled to take place in Katima Mulilo from 16 to 17 September.

It proved to be a relatively easy round for defending champions Khomas Nampol in the men’s draw as they won their 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 in their home turf. They pushed Volleyball stalwarts NDF to a five set match and won their match against Unam Viper Rundu Campus.

The Rundu youngster 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 COSSASA Ballgames Team. They unfortunately did not manage to progress to the quarter final round.

In the women’s draw, last year’s runners up SKW progressed with relative ease. They showcased their resolve and experience in the competition. Khomas Nampol and NDF women 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: Group A: Navy A and Six Star; Group B: Nampower and Erongo Nampol; Group C: NDF and Unam Katima Campus; Group D: Khomas Nampol and Eleven Warriors

Ladies: Group A: NDF and Oshana Nampol; Group B: Oshikoto Nampol and Toxic Serves; Group C: Khomas Nampol and Rundu Chiefs; Group D: SKW and Unam Vipers Rundu.

The second round will take place at University of Namibia’s Katima Mulilo campus on 16 to 17 September and this will be the first time that the town hosts such a tournament.

Meanwhile, the finals of the 2017 Bank Windhoek NVF Cup will take place on 30 September in Windhoek and this will see the best four teams, per league, fighting to become the Bank Windhoek NVF Cup 2017 Champions.

Caption: Spikes away:  Unam Katima take on the Uniformed forces, NDF.

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