STORMS BREW ON THE PLAINS OF AFRICA AS NEIGHBOURS MEET
It was the clash of nations as Namibia played neighbours and rivals South Africa.
In a highly contested match it was South Africa who emerged as the victors, winning 71-27.
South Africa ensured their possession, taking their time down the court and working it around the circle before feeding it in. In a much more controlled game than their last against Israel they used height to their advantage over the plucky Namibians.
"Every game is a learning curve for us and that's what these games are for. There's room for improvement and were ready for tomorrow's game." Said the South African head coach Dorette Badenhorst, adding, "Namibia played very well- they were very physical."
But Namibian head coach Edward Pienaar was far from pleased.
"The girls wern't themselves today. It took them a while to get into their rhythm- I'm not happy."
South Africa are already looking forward to their last pool game tomorrow against reigning champions Australia, which will decide the final top two standings in group A. Vice captain Rochelle Lawson is prepared for it:
"Of course the nerves are there because they're are one of the greatest teams. But we are also a great team- We're ready for them."
Editorial courtesy Farah Hasan, Planet Netball
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