TISAN dominates CUCSA Games
The Tertiary Institutes Sports Association of Namibia (TISAN) won Gold in Football, Tennis, Volleyball and Netball and dominated Athletics but came up short of success in Chess, Table Tennis and Basketball as the CUCSA Games concluded in Windhoek on Thursday night.
In men’s football, Namibia beat Lesotho 3-0 in the final while Botswana defeated Malawi 4-1 in the third and fourth place playoff match.
The TISAN women’s football team took Gold with a 1-0 win over Botswana in the final, while Zambia finished third after their 3-2 win over Zimbabwe.
Gold for TISAN came in Netball as Namibia finished the competition unscathed with a comprehensive 55-24 win over Botswana in the final.
In Volleyball, Namibia’s men’s team won gold with a 3-0 win over Zambia and Botswana took the women’s honours with a 3-2 victory over Angola.
In the men’s section, Angola beat Zambia 93-65 in the final, while Namibia finished third following their 71-58 victory over Zambia.
Zambia pipped Zimbabwe 59-51 to take the women section Gold.
Host Namibia failed to win medals in the game as they finished sixth in the men’s section and fourth in the Ladies section.
Johan de Wit won gold for Namibia in the men’s Singles after his opponent Zambian Kondwani Gondwe retired with an arm injury after the first set; de Wit won the first set 6-4.
In the Ladies Singles, and all Namibian final saw Riekie Honiball defeating her compatriot Teri Olivier 6-1, 6-0 to take gold.
Namibia’s athletes were the overall winners as they collected 12 gold, six silver and seven bronze medals for a total of 25 Medals.
Botswana came in second with a total of 31 Medals of which only 10 were gold, Zimbabwe third with 25 medals, including nine gold, and Zambia came in fourth with a total of six medals (one gold) while Malawi finished at the bottom with just one bronze medal.
Namibia’s gold medallists include Roger Haitenge, Jan Swanepoel, Daniel Nghipandulwa, Lavinia Haitope, Charlene Engelbrecht, Merlyn Diamond and Phillipus Paulus.
In Table Tennis, Angola took top honours in the male category after winning the Singles and Doubles for men. Angola recorded a clean sweep in the Singles and took first and third in the Doubles.
Botswana came in second while Zambia finished third overall without a win and a podium finish.
In the ladies section, with only Namibia and Botswana competing, it was Botswana who scooped the Doubles and Singles awards which included all-three podium places in the Singles and a one, two in the Doubles.