SWAKOPMUND, 02 SEP – The Khomas Region successfully retained their Debmarine Senior Regional Netball Championship trophy on Saturday, beating Omusati 34-10 in the final at Tamariskia Sports Field in Swakopmund.
The match, which was played under cold weather conditions and a poorly-lit netball court, failed to live up to expectations as both teams failed to hit top gear.
Several passes were misplaced while a number of fouls were committed by both teams, with Khomas at times displaying their fast passing game.
Khomas started the game on the front foot, dominating their opponents, who seemed to struggle to keep up with the pace of the game.
En route to the final, the defending champions defeated Oshana 35-14 in the semi-final, while Omusati took the scalp of Otjozondjupa with a 31-27 scoreline in the other semi-final match.
Khomas dominated the whole tournament, wining all their seven group matches, while Omusati recorded one loss in the group stages at the hands of Khomas.
Otjozondjupa finished third after beating Oshana 28-17 in the third and fourth playoff match.
Jonitha Kahuure of Erongo was named Midcourt Player of the Tournament while Diana George was named both Defender and Player of the Tournament.
Albertina Amadhila was named Umpire of the Tournament.
Khomas walked away with N.dollars 30 000 for winning the tournament, while Omusati received N.dollars 15 000 for finishing second.
Third-placed Otjozondjupa got N.dollars 9 000 for their efforts.
Debmarine Namibia signed a three-year N.dollars 1.8 million sponsorship deal with Netball Namibia in 2017, which amongst other things caters for the Debmarine Senior Regional Netball Championship trophy and the Pent Series for the National Team.
Thirteen out of the 14 regions participated in the tournament after //Kharas failed to show up for unknown reasons, compared to the 10 regions that participated in the inaugural 2017 event in Windhoek – won by the host region.