Team Namibia off to beach games

The Namibia women's 3x3 national basketball team will head to the Island of Sal in Cape Verde.

13 June 2019 | Sports

The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF), with the aid of the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC), will be sending a 3X3 women's national basketball team to compete in the first-ever African Beach Games.

The inaugural games will take place from 14 to 23 June and a squad of four, with a chaperone, is set to leave on Sunday.

Preliminary games called Cape Verde qualifiers were held in Windhoek in May, with the tournament winner automatically qualifying for the games.

NBF secretary-general Ramah Mumba said this is the first time that Namibia is recognised on such a platform in basketball and he is proud of the achievements of the players.

“The team has already made us very proud by being part of such a historic event in sports history, specifically basketball,” Mumba said.

Chaperoning the players will be NBF development officer Malakia Matias, who said: “Hopefully this serves to remind the young players that there is indeed much to look forward to in basketball and sport in general.”

Matias helped the ladies prepare for the competition and will continue to ensure they perform well.

One of the players, Victoria Netumbo, said they will wear the national colors with pride and that they appreciate the support coming from everyone.

“We will do our utmost best to make everyone proud.”

The African Beach Games will cater for 11 sport codes, namely 3x3 basketball, athletics, beach handball, coastal rowing, beach and freestyle football, beach tennis, beach volleyball, karate kata, kite surfing and open-water swimming.

Fifty-four countries and close to 1 000 athletes will take part in the competition, which acts as qualifiers for the World Beach Games.

LIMBA MUPETAMI

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