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New champions crowned at NVF Cup final…as curtains come down on season

2021-12-08  Staff Reporter

New champions crowned at NVF Cup final…as curtains come down on season
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The final round of the Bank Windhoek Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) Cup held at the coastal town of Walvis Bay over the weekend produced nothing but thrills and spills.

It saw the men’s Namibia Correctional Services (NCS) Volleyball Club Ondangwa break the norm to win the title in a tourney that is normally dominated by teams based in the central regions. 

NVF president Hillary Imbuwa said it was exciting to witness NCS’ win. He shared that since the history of their major tournaments over the past 12 years, teams from the Khomas region have always dominated volleyball. 

Imbuwa noted that NCS’ win demonstrates that the sport has grown. 

“We will continue to search for talents to grow volleyball in Namibia,” said Imbuwa.

Revivals retained their championship status in the female category. 

From the onset, 16 teams from the Oshana, Khomas, Kavango East, Zambezi, and the Erongo regions were all on top of their game as they came out ready to claim the ultimate trophy.

With an intense rivalry, the quarter-final games kicked off Friday evening. The Namibian Defence Force (NDF) women’s team played against their colleagues from the Navy in the second quarter-final match. However, NDF established its dominance and secured its spot in the semi-final.

Kudos Volleyball Club and NDF met in a thrilling semi-final match in the men’s category. Kudos took the first two sets of the encounter, NDF, however, took it a level higher and fought back to win the thrilling semi-final three sets to two.

The Ondangwa-based NCS Volleyball Club faced NDF in the Bank Windhoek NVF Cup final in the men’s category. NDF fought and took a set in the match; however, NCS stood its ground and won the game by delivering powerful attacks consistently when it mattered the most. The final score was three sets to one in favour of NCS.

Revivals Volleyball Club in the women’s category dominated the tournament and established their reputation as defending champions. Revivals faced their nemesis Kudos in the Bank Windhoek NVF Cup final and thrashed kudos three sets to nil to reclaim their throne.

Themed ‘Volleyball against Gender-Based Violence (GBV)’, Chief Inspector Selma Shalunga from the Namibian Police addressed the athletes on the importance of fighting GBV at various levels. She encouraged them to take it upon themselves to become ambassadors against GBV in their respective communities.

2021-12-08  Staff Reporter

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