WINDHOEK - Volleyball fans turned out in huge numbers to watch the Bank Windhoek National Volleyball League games in Windhoek and Ondangwa last weekend.
The 10 games played last weekend attracted a huge number of spectators, especially the game between Khomas Nampol VC (KNVC) and DTS in the men’s league at the DTS Hall in Windhoek.
This was the decisive game for relegation and qualification in the Bank Windhoek National Volleyball Federation Cup in October.
“The game was a real thriller, which ended up as a five-setter. The two teams fought for every point which subsequently resulted in none of the teams receiving a healthy margin in any of the five sets,” said Wolfgang Dahle-Leyerer, Director of Competition at the Namibian Volleyball Federation.
The first four sets ended very close, but during the fifth set, the police team lost their nerve and committed many unnecessary errors.
DTS player, Gerard Fischer, gave an outstanding performance, especially in his defence and attack.
“On the KNVC side, the tall Jason Nangolo, was the best blocker of the day and made many direct points with his block. The player with the best technique, Kiemens Hamutenya, seemed to be too nervous and could therefore not play to the best of his ability as a successful spiker,” said Dahle-Leyerer.
KNVC had 11 points and received one point for winning two sets, bringing their total to 12 points. DTS was one point short and received two points for winning 3:2, bringing their total to 12 points, which resulted in a tie. However, KNVC won the game because of a better ratio of sets: 0.79 to 0.73. In other games, UNAM beat Rehoboth VC, 3:0 and NDF beat SKW 3:0.
At Ondangwa in the Ladies League, the Oluno Community Hall was packed with spectators who came to cheer on the home club, King Kauluma Palace VC (KKPVC), who did not disappoint their fans. KKPVC won both their games against Oshikoto Nampol VC (ONVC) and Eleven Warriors VC (EWVC), 3:0 each.
In the Ladies League in Windhoek, the police team won their games against Polytechnic and DTS, 3:0.
NDF also won their games against Polytechnic and DTS, 3:0.