The Namibian (Windhoek)

Namibia: Student Games Hosts Struggle

NAMIBIA have found the going tough in the majority of events of the Fasu Games currently underway in Windhoek.

Namibia's men lost 2-0 to Algeria in a football match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Monday. They were scheduled to next play Botswana late yesterday afternoon at the same venue.

Algeria and Botswana will clash today at 17h00 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium after which the team that has accumulated most points will be crowned champions.

Also on Monday, Namibia lost a volleyball match 3-2 to Botswana.

The hosts then fell to Algeria 3-0 yesterday morning to take the wooden spoon in the section, allowing Algeria and Botswana to battle it out for top honours in tomorrow's final - which is set to start at 11h00 in the UNAM Gymnasium.

Namibia also lost 85-70 to Egypt in the men's basketball yesterday, while the local women were thumped 113-36 by Mozambique.

The hosts did however enjoy better results during Monday evening's tennis action played at the Sport Klub Windhoek Courts.

In the women's section, Jagau Imke won 6-2, 6-2 against Halimi Marwa of Algeria and will now face Mwenge Domingo of Zambia.

Domingo defeated 6-1, 6-1 Gofaone Baleseng from Botswana.

Riekie Honiball of Namibia triumphed over Madisa Tumisang of Botswana 6-1, 6-1 to set up a semifinal meeting with Algeria's Fatima Boukezzi, who got a bye to the last four.

Namibia's Jean Erasmus beat Algerian Bouchareb Yasser 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the men's section semifinals where he will face Zimbabwean Thesly Mucunda, who defeated Zambian Harrison Zulu 6-2, 6-7, 6-2.

Unfortunately, homeboy Henco Serdyn came unstuck against Algeria's Yasri Hichem 6-2, 6-2. Zambia's Fritchard Mulenga also booked a semi-final berth with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Wanyama Chales of Cameroon. Hichem will next face Mulenga today.

All the tennis semifinals will be played at the SKW Courts from 09h00 today, with the finals scheduled for tomorrow morning.

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