THE 2019 Bank Windhoek Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) Cup second and final rounds concluded at the Dome over the weekend, with Khomas Nampol VC and Revivals VC again taking top honours in the men and women’s finals.
The much-anticipated men’s final turned out to be a walk in the park for the defending champions Khomas Nampol, which beat the Namibian Defence force VC 3-0.The NDF VC secured the second spot, while the third place went to NamPower VC, which outplayed NAVY VC from Erongo Region in the third and fourth place play-offs.
Revivals VC once again managed to retain its position as champions in the women’s category after battling it out against the Khomas Nampol VC women’s side, which secured the second place. DTS VC defeated the Happydu VC to claim the third spot in the championship.
Khomas Nampol VC’s captain, Messah Kambala and Revival’s captain, Nokokure Kambatuku were both awarded Best Spikers of the tournament. Nampower VC’s Stevey Kangandjera and Happydu VC’s Rebekka Kandundu walked away with theMost Valuable Young Player trophy.
Both winners in each category walked away with a cash prize of N$10 000, while the runners up won N$8 000. The third place winners received N$5 000 each.
This year’s final round was played under the theme Namibia Volleyball against Gender Based Violence, which saw four local schools joining all clubs for a street march that started from the Bank Windhoek Swakopmund Branch to The Dome, before the commencement of the games.
NVF’s President, Hillary Dux Imbuwa, highlighted the need for the volleyball family to join the fight against gender-based violence in our society, while using the game of volleyball as a tool.
“The NVF continues to recognise Bank Windhoek as a top-class corporate that has seen volleyball reaching the highest level in the country. By continuing to invest in volleyball development programmes and major events such as the NVF Cup, Bank Windhoek is a true partner for development,” he said.
Andre le Roux, Bank Windhoek’s Public Relations Manager, said: “Congratulations to all the teams which participated in this year’s Bank Windhoek NVF Cup. We have seen the sport grow from strength to strength and delivering magnificent action that drives spectators wild. Well done to the organisers for coordinating the annual event with dedication that sets the tone for sporting codes in Namibia. Bank Windhoek is proud to be associated with the NVF.”
The tournament, which comprises top teams from all five NVF affiliated Associations inclusive of gender, allows teams to battle it out for a chance to represent Namibia at the annual Zone VI Club Championships, scheduled to take place in Lilongwe, Malawi, in December this year.