Mixed fortunes for TISAN at CUCSA GamesBy: STAFF REPORTER
THE Tertiary Institutes Sports Association of Namibia (TISAN) team is gunning for gold in the football, tennis and netball, but has found the going tough in the chess and basketball events at the CUCSA Games.
Here is a roundup of the latest results:
The Tisan male football team secured their place in the final of the 2012 CUCSA Games with a hard-fought 3-1 penalty shootout victory over Botswana on Tuesday afternoon.
Namibia will face Lesotho today at 15h00 at the Independence Stadium after Lesotho saw off Malawi 3-2 in the other semifinal played on Tuesday night.
Malawi and Botswana will contest the third-place playoff match on Thursday morning at 11h00.
The Tisan women’s team dismantled Zimbabwe 9-0 to advance to the final and will face Botswana who beat Zambia 6-0 to book their place in the final as well. The final match will be at 13h00 today, while Zimbabwe and Zambia will meet for the fourth- and third-place playoff match at 09h00. All matches on Thursday take place at the Independence Stadium.
The TISAN netball team will contest the final against Botswana following their victories on Tuesday evening. Namibia beat Malawi 56-19 and Botswana defeated Zimbabwe 42-31. The results meant Namibia finished at the top of the rankings with a flawless record and Botswana finished second overall. Zimbabwe finished third with Malawi fourth and thus the two sides will meet in the fourth- and third-place playoff this morning at 10h00 before the final match kicks off at 12h00 at the University of Namibia netball courts.
Matches played on Tuesday. Men: Lesotho 3-1 Zimbabwe and Botswana 3-1 Zambia and Namibia 3-2 Lesotho. Yesterday, Namibia 3-0 Zimbabwe, Lesotho 0-3 Zambia.
Women: Botswana 3-0 Angola, Namibia 3-1 Zimbabwe. The third-place playoff will start at 09h00 today with the final matches to start at 13h00 (women) and 15h00 (men) based on the rankings of the teams.
Men: Angola beat Malawi 93-43, Zambia defeated Zimbabwe 98-79, Namibia gave another great performance with a 99-58 victory over Malawi and the Angolans were pushed all the way to the wire by the determined Zambia and needed extra time to win 91-90.
Yesterday, Malawi lost to Zimbabwe 62-119. The third-place playoff will be played at 13h00 and the final at 17h00 today. The top ranked team will play the second ranked in the final and the third-ranked team will face the fourth for the third-place playoff.
Women: On Monday Zambia beat Zimbabwe 57- 49 and on Tuesday Namibia lost 63-49 to Zambia. Namibia followed that up with another defeat yesterday as they went down 77-54 to Zimbabwe. Thus Zambia and Zimbabwe will contest the final at 15h00 today in the Unam gym hall.
Namibia has found the going tough in the Chess tournament after Tuesday’s round two. Male section: Zimbabwe 4-0 Namibia, Zambia 3-1 Malawi, Botswana 2-2 Angola, Namibia 0-2 Zambia, Malawi 2-2 Angola; Round three - Botswana 2 - 2 Zimbabwe, Malawi 2-2 Angola, and Namibia 0-4 Zambia. Zimbabwe lead the pack on 7 points, Malawi second with 51⁄2, Botswana 41⁄2, Zambia 3 1⁄2 , Angola fifth on three points and Namibia last with 1⁄2.
Female section: Zimbabwe 3-1 Zambia and Botswana 4-0 Namibia. Botswana lead by seven points, followed by Zambia on 31⁄2 , Zimbabwe on 3 and Namibia at the bottom on 11⁄2 .
Johan de Wit (Namibia) beat Wilson Paul (Malawi) 6-0, 6-0 to book a semifinal place against Zimbabwe’s Stephen Chiwanza who defeated Botswana’s Phenyo Gaonewe 6-1, 6-1. In the semis, De Wit beat Chiwanza 6-0, 6-1 to reach the final.
Namibia Henrico Serdyn bested Zimbabwe’s Garvin Mabhena 6-1, 7-6 to set up a semifinal clash against Zambia’s Kondwani Gondwe, who defeated Malawian Ronald Nandulu 6-1, 6-1. Gondwe dashed hopes an all-Namibia men’s singles final after he defeated Serdyn 7-6, 6-4 to book a meeting with Johan de Wit today at 08h00 at the SKW Tennis Courts.
In the men’s doubles: Namibians Serdyn and Edmunds won 6-2, 6-3 against Malawi in the semi-finals and will face Gondwe and Fitchard Molenga of Zambia in the final after Zambia saw off Zimbabwe 6-1, 6-0. Serdyn and Edmunds then defeated Gondwe and Molenga, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in the final yesterday.
Women’s doubles: Nadi Jordaan and Teri Olivier of Namibia beat Malawi 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals and met Pauline Phiri and Rosemary Banda of Zimbabwe in the final. Zimbabwe beat Botswana 6-1, 6-1.
Namibia won gold after Jordaan and Olivier beat Banda and Phiri 6-0, 6-0.
In the women’s singles: Riekie Honiball won 6-0, 6-0 against Yayne Chapomba of Malawi, Botswana’s Tumisang Madisa defeated Zimbabwe’s Pauline Phiri 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, Rosemary Banda (Zimbabwe) lost to Namibia’s Teri Olivier 6-3, 6-4 and Ivy Chilamwa (Malawi) beat Zambia’s Florence Bwalya 6-2, 6-2.
In the semifinals, Honiball won 6-0, 6-0 against Madisa and Olivier defeated Chilamwa 6-1, 6-0. Honiball and Olivier will meet in the final at 08h00.