Volleyball League makes a return
In the Ladies League, Revival Volleyball Club (RVC) played against Khomas Nampol Volleyball Club (KNVC), in a match which they were expected to do well to get the second or third place on the log standing at the end of the second round.
Unfortunately this did not happen as two of their players were injured. Despite the Nampol team having a weakened team due to the fact that their best players were absent, they won the game 3:1.
The UNAM team suffered double defeat at the hands of Nampol and RVC with 3:0 and 3:1 respectively. Even their player, Mukuka Chishimba, who hails from Zambia and considered one of the best, could not prevent them from being defeated.
In the Men’s League, four games were played. The host team, DTS, had a close encounter with Eleven Warriors Volleyball Club (EWVC). DTS only had six players as most of their players were injured.
The match was a very close fight after each team recorded a win of one set each. The third set ended up with a win of 26:24 for EWVC. In the fourth set, the young DTS player, Jan Sac hurt himself, leaving him to limp for the rest of the game. This worked in the favour of EWVC, who eventually won the set with 25:20.
EWVC however had no chance with UNAM as the students had a more powerful team. They lost the match in straight sets 3:0.
In their second encounter, DTS, already weakened by the injury of its players had no chance to compete versus NDF. NDF won in straight sets 3:0.
The last game between NDF and UNAM was a thriller with both teams fighting on a high level of volleyball. Both teams had a lot of supporters who enthusiastically cheered for their favourites. The teams adopted different styles of play, with NDF mainly trying to score with the fast spikes from the middle spikers (the “blocker”), most especially from Shipiki Onesmus, who was very successful at that as his spikes were followed by a high cheering from his fans.
The most effective player of UNAM had been an outside spiker, Denison Pedro from Angola. His spiking was very fast and well-targeted, to the point where the NDF team had a hard time blocking him. The first two sets were won by NDF 25:19 and 25:14. However, in the third set, the ensemble play of UNAM worked much better and in a 30 minutes fight UNAM won with 29:27. They also won the third set to stay in the game. The fourth set continued to be high class volleyball with NDF justifying its position as the favourite and won the last set with 25:23 and herewith the game with 3:1.
The next games will be played this Saturday, 13 September at UNAM for the Ladies League and in Walvis Bay of the Men’s League.