The Namibian (Windhoek)

18 December 2012

Namibia: FASU Games Pick Up Momentum

THE sixth Federation of Africa Sports Universities (FASU) 2012 Games continue in Windhoek with action including football, athletics, basketball and table tennis.

The Unam gymnasium was packed to the rafters as Egypt and Zambia faced off in a titanic basketball match on Sunday evening.

It was the much taller and precise Egyptians who emerged 112-99 victors over the gutsy Zambians.

The basketball action will continue this morning at 09h00 when Namibia clash with favourites Egypt, while Zambia will get the chance to avenge their opening defeat when they again meet Egypt at 18h00.

Zambia lead the table followed by Egypt and then Namibia.

In women's basketball, Mozambique crushed Botswana 178-34 to go to the top of the table. Namibia are second with Botswana in third place.

Egypt lead the log standings in the men's Group A table tennis event after 3-0 victories over Algeria, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia.

Second-placed Algeria registered similar score lines over Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Namibia occupy third place after beating Zambia and Botswana, who are fourth with Zambia in fifth place.

Egypt also lead in Group B, following victories over Algeria, Namibia, Ghana and Botswana. Algeria are in second place, followed by Ghana and Botswana in fourth place while host Namibia occupy fifth place.

In the women's doubles event, Egypt continued their dominance as they beat both Algeria and Namibia 3-0 to win Group A.

Group B saw Algeria defeat Ghana and Botswana 3-1 and 3-0 respectively to win the group.

The action in table tennis will continue tomorrow morning.

In volleyball, Algeria beat Botswana 3-0 on Sunday morning..

Karate will take centre stage at the Unam Khomasdal Campus today and concludes on Wednesday, while the athletics is scheduled to conclude at the Independence Stadium today.

The chess competition will be held at the Fürstenhof Hotel later today.

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