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Sparkling second victory for Desert Jewells

Sparkling second victory for Desert Jewells

Niël Terblanché

THE Namibian National Netball Team beat the Cook Islands with a 14 point margin and attained their second consecutive victory at the 2019 M1 Nations Cup in Singapore.


The winning score was 61 for Namibia and 47 for the ladies from the Cook Islands after an intense and physical encounter. It was the island nation’s first loss in the tournament.


The Desert Jewells notched up their first win of the tournament when the beat Ireland quite convincingly with a score of 52 – 31. The victory over Ireland followed a draw on the first match day against hosts, Singapore.

The team will face Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. After a day of rest on Thursday the Namibians will take on the only other African team in the tournament, Botswana.


The last time Namibia’s netball ladies participated at the tournament was in 2012. Seven years ago the Namibians attained third place in the tournament and the Desert Jewells are determined to improve on their previous performance.


The final stages of the tournament will be played on Saturday.

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