By Sport reporter
The Khomas volleyball men’s team came out victorious during a blistering volleyball final against Far Northern champions, arch-rival Six Stars Volleyball Club (VC) at the University of Namibia (Unam)’s main campus over the weekend.
Bank Windhoek Corporate Communication Practitioner Samel Linyondi said the final rounds concluded at the university main campus saw both Khomas Nampol and Revivals taking top honours in the men’s and women’s final showdown.
“The much anticipated men’s final turned out to be a tightly contested encounter between the current and defending champions Khomas Nampol Volleyball Club (VC) and the resilient talented Far Northern champions, Six Stars VC,” he said.
Khomas Nampol VC started off the game slower than their opponents who took the first set. The team however, relied on their experience as they came back stronger and won the second and final sets. As a result, Khomas Nampol VC secured another victory to add to their dominance of Namibian volleyball.
“They were crowned Bank Windhoek’s NVF Cup champions for a record fifth time. Six Stars secured the second spot, while the third place went to NamPower VC who outplayed Eleven Warriors in the third and fourth place play offs.”
Revivals VC were capped champions in the female category after they battled it out against the Namibian Defence Force’s (NDF) female side that safeguarded second place. Oshana NamPol defeated their counterparts Oshikoto NamPol and claimed the third and final available podium spot.
Khomas Nampol VC’s captain, Messah Kambala, praised Six Stars VC’s tactics. “They were very good with their play and we had to make sure that we were at our best today,” said Kambala.
Revivals VC’s captain, Nokokure Kambatuku, the youngest squad member at 21 years old, was overly excited as she celebrated her team’s victory. “Thank you Bank Windhoek for giving us an opportunity to play the sport we love,” she said.
Both winners in each category walked away with a cash price of N$10 000, gold medals plus a floating trophy. The runner-up won N$8 000 and silver medals, while the third prize winner collected N$6 000 and bronze medals.
The event saw a great number of spectators who came to cheer their teams on. Namibia’s veteran politician and businessman Helmut Angula, who is also NVF’s patron, was amongst the crowd.
Bank Windhoek’s head of corporate affairs, Hayley Allen, was also there as a spectator. She said: “It was great to witness such a large number of young players that took part in this tournament. This shows us that the sport’s development is heading in the right direction. Congratulations to all the participating teams for a job well done.”
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