Namibia lose opener to Kenya

13 August 2019 | Sports

The Namibia senior women's inline hockey team lost their first match 1-0 against Kenya in the 2019 African Hockey Road to Tokyo competition in Stellenbosch, South Africa, yesterday.

The competition serves as a 2020 Tokyo Olympic as well as Commonwealth Games qualifier, meaning that the Namibians need to pull out an epic performance in their remaining matches.

“We dominated the match, but our finishing let us down in the end. We made poor decisions in corners and in the circle,” said head coach Erwin Haindura.

In their second match in the competition, the Namibians will face South Africa on Thursday, followed by Ghana on Saturday and then Zimbabwe on Sunday.

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