COHEN Fistball Club successfully won the Bank Windhoek Fistball National League that concluded at the Deutscher Turn und Sportsverien (DTS) over the past weekend. The newly crowned champions won League A, while Sport Klub Windhoek 2 (SKW2) emerged as champions of Category B. Bank Windhoek PR officer Samuel Linyondi said the tournament, which was divided in two groups, saw seven participating teams competing for top honours. The fixtures kicked off with games between CFC, SKW 2 and CFC 3 who made up Category A, where CFC 3 celebrated a remarkable 2-1 victory over SKW 2 who were expected to win after previously finishing third in the Bank Windhoek Fistball League. Filled with confidence from their win, CFC 3 locked horns with their club mates CFC 1, managed to turn it around and won the immense pressure in the first two sets. CFC 1 also triumphed over SKW 2 with a 3-0 score line, and as a result, SKW 2 slipped into Category B while CFC 1 and 3 progressed to the category A semi-finals. Category B saw SKW 1, CFC 2, DTS and Swakopmund Fistball Club (SFC) compete for bragging rights in the group. SKW 1 started off their play on a strong footing and had the momentum to win all their matches. CFC 2 defeated DTS and SFC as they advanced into Category A’s semi-final stage. Meanwhile, DTS lost to SFC as both teams went on to play with SKW 2 I n pursuit of the Category B title. Chen 1 overpowered CFC 2, by 2-0 in the first semi-final while SKW 1 defeated CFC 3 with the same score. In the match for third place, CFC 3 surprised their counterparts CFC 2 with a 3-0 win. Arch-rival CFC 1 and SKW 1 faced each other in the final, and as usual, SKW 1 started off as the stronger side and led 3-0 in the first set. CFC 1 came back tougher and equalised. In the end, Cohen managed to win the set by 11-9. Both teams came back determined to win the second set but CFC 1 kept the upper hand and won it as well. In the third and final set, CFC 1 charged their tactics and moved into a defensive mode which left SKW 1’s play in the doldrums. However, CFC 1 later shifted into an attacking offense which was simply too much for SKW 1 to withstand. This resulted in CFC 1’s dominance of the season which saw them scoop two of the league’s top awards. CFC 1’s Helmo Minz was the Player of the Day, while CFC’s prolific youngster, Torben Winterbach, walked away with the Most Valuable Player of the 2018 Season award. The Player of the Year trophy went to CFC 1’, with Rico Kuhnie-Kreitz and Minz sharing the award. Fistball Association of Namibia Media Officer Minz said Bank Windhoek’s support was highly appreciated and contributed to a successful league this year.
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