Two in a row for Walvis Bay

Netball and soccer players from various constituencies were in action at the Governors Cup in Henties Bay.

11 March 2019 | Sports

Otis Finck - Teams from Walvis Bay dominated the netball and soccer tournaments of this year’s edition of the Governor’s Cup and ensured that the trophies stay at coast for a second consecutive year.

Walvis Bay Rural (WBR) defeated Walvis Bay Urban (WBU) 17 - 13 in the final of the netball competition. Omaruru defeated Swakopmund 25 - 19 in the third place playoffs.

WBR defeated Swakopmund 37 - 19 and WBU defeated Omaruru 27 - 16 in the semi-final round.

WBR and Omaruru finished the group stages undefeated and level on nine points each after three games. WBU and Swakop collected six points each.

Rachalle Roets from WBR was the top goal shooter and Usuta Muvamgua of Omaruru was the best defender of the tournament. Karibib was the best disciplined team.

Ninety six players and teams from Arandis, Daures, Karibib, Omaruru, Swakopmund and the Walvis Bay Urban and Rural constituencies were in action at this year’s event.

The occasion also served to identify players for the regional team that will participate in the Newspaper Cup over the Easter weekend (19 to 22 April) in Mariental in the Hardap region.

Forty players were selected for trials and competed for spots in the final 12-member team that will be in action at the regional under-20 netball and football competition. The senior netball league could commence in the first week of April.

The soccer competition was an all Walvis Bay affair. Walvis Bay Urban (WBU) defeated Walvis Bay Rural 4 - 0 in the final of the fifth edition of the Governor’s Cup.

WBU raced into a two-goal lead at halftime with goals from Steven Damaseb. Elrich Axumub and John Goraseb added the other goals in the second half.

Denzel Shafetango of WBU was named best goal keeper with Damaseb, also from WBU, finishing as top goal scorer with six goals.

Best disciplined team Omaruru and Swakopmund shared the third place.

WBR defeated Swakop 6 - 5 in a penalty shootout in the semi-final round. WBR goalkeeper Marcelino Shekunda saved the final spot kick and ensured that his team advances to the final. WBU defeated Omaruru 4 - 1.

A preliminary list with 40 players was also compiled. This number will be trimmed to 20 players that will represent the Erongo region at the Newspaper Cup.

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