Khomas netball league kicks off with thrilling matches

NC Ongos’ goal attack Stacey Mbatjikae proved to be too strong for Black Africa’s defender. Photo: Khomas Netball Region 

The Khomas Netball Region’s highly anticipated league commenced on Saturday at the Wanderers Sports Field in Windhoek.

With a staggering 28 teams spread across three divisions, the Khomas Netball Region stands as the largest league in the country.

Regional chairperson Dimitri Bittler said the season will be filled with fierce competition and sporting spectacles.

“The players have a lot to offer, however, the league currently has no sponsor but the league administrators are working on securing a sponsor. We are currently facing financial challenges, as the league winnings are low and a number of items are needed to enhance the competition,” he said.

Bittler said they want to have more games played in Katutura and Khomasdal but the facilities are not in good condition.

He said the available facilities belong to private entities and come at a high cost to host league games.

“This hinders the efficient running of the league. We are hopeful that the City of Windhoek will assist with facilities, especially in Khomasdal which is central to all players.”

Bittler said they are grateful to Nampol and Wanderers for making their courts available. 

“We are asking the corporates to come on board to help facilitate the league through donations and financial sponsorships and in kind donations for things like gazebos, balls, prize money, medals, trophies, nets, pole protectors, as well as assisting in renovation of courts,” he said.

The Khomas Netball Super 10 showcased some intense and competitive netball where the Namibian Correctional Services (NCS) and Khomas Nampol gave early warnings.

NCS battered Wanderers 47-30 and further went on to show their dominance over Tigers by annihilating Tigers 57-23.

Khomas Nampol also brought out their arsenal to win against United 45-31.

The nail-biting match between Gomonatefella and United saw Gomonatefella emerge triumphant with an exhilarating ending of the match going in favour of the latter 31-29. Tigers also secured their first win against the defending champions, NDF Windhoek, 40-28.

The first division also played and Wanderers beat Afrocat 38-23, following up their performance by beating Nampol 27-25. Unam Jaguars also slithered past United with a 36-33 win.

In the second division, former Tura Magic now Netball Club Ongos brought their magic stick as they wiped away Black Africa 30-24 and Newcomers City of Windhoek narrowly being defeated by Zebra Force 33-32.

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