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 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. Zimbabwe finished third with a 38-20 victory over Malawi. Namibia topped the rankings, followed by Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
In Volleyball, the Namibia 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 third and fourth place playoffs, Zimbabwe beat Namibia 3-1 in the women section, while Botswana were 3-2 winners over Lesotho.
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’s gold medal.
Host Namibia failed to win medals in the game of minds as they finished sixth in the men’s section and fourth in the ladies section.
In the men’s section in Round Four, Namibia draw 2-2 with Angola, Botswana beat Malawi 3-1 and Zambia defeated Zimbabwe 3-1. In Round Five, Namibia lost to Zimbabwe 3 ½ - ½ , while Zambia got a two-all draw against Angola to win the Men’ section with 14 ½ points.
Zimbabwe beat Malawi 2 ½ - 1 ½ to finish second on 12 ½ points, with Botswana third with 12 points and Angola fourth on nine points.
Malawi took fifth place with nine points and Namibia finished last with a disappointing three points.
In the women’s section, in Round Three, Namibia drew 2-2 against Zimbabwe and Botswana defeated Zambia 3-1 to take first spot with 11 points, six ahead of second placed Zimbabwe, while Zambia came in third with 4 ½ points and Namibia last on 3 ½ points.
Johan de Witt won gold for Namibia in the Men’s Singles after his opponent Zambian Kondwani Gondwe retired with an elbow injury after the first set; De Witt won the first set 6-4.
In the Ladies Singles, Riekie Honiball defeated her compatriot Teri Olivier 6-1, 6-0 to take gold.
In the Men’s Doubles: Namibians Henco Serdyn and Jonathan Edmunds defeated Kondwani Gondwe and Fitchard Molenga of Zambia in the final 6-1, 7-6.
In the Ladies Section, Doubles: Nandi Jordaan and Teri Olivier of Namibia Zimbabwe’s Pauline Phiri and Rosemary Banda in the final 6-3, 6-1 to take gold.
Namibia were the overall winners as they collected 12 gold, six silver and seven bronze medals for a total of 25 medals.
Botswana came second with a total of 31 medals of which 10 were gold. Zimbabwe came third with 25 medals including nine gold, Zambia came fourth with a total of six medals (one gold) and Malawi finished at the bottom with just one bronze medal.
Namibia won gold in the Men's long Jump as Roger Haitengi cleared 7,44 metres and Jan Swanepoel threw 41.4 metres to win the Men’s Discus Throw.
Daniel Nghipandulwa clocked 1:49,98 to win the men’s 800 metres; Lavinia Haitope clocked 2:17,28 to win the women’s 800 metres and Charlene Engelbrecht threw 44,88 metres to win the women’s Discus Throw.
Jan Swanepoel won the men’s Shot Put with 15,07 metres; Roger Haitengi cleared 15,48 metres to win the Men’s Triple Jump; and Charlene Engelbrecht won the Women’s Shot Put with 14,16 metres.
Merlyn Diamond won the Women’s 200 metres in a time of 25,40 secs; Daniel Nghipandulwa took honours in the Men’s 1500 metres with a time of 4:00,21.
Merlyn Diamond also won the women’s 100 metres in a time of 12,20 sec, while Phillipus Paulus won the Men’s 100 metres sprint in 10,67 secs.
In Table Tennis, Angola took top honours in the Male category after winning the Men’s Singles and Doubles categories.
Angola recorded a clean sweep of medals in the singles and took first and third in the Doubles.
Botswana came second overall after finishing second in the doubles, 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 the podium places in the singles and gold and silver in the Doubles.