Namibia third at Region 5 Darts

Rudi Bowe

The Namibian Darts team ended third overall at the African Union Sport Council (AUSC) Region 5 Darts Confederation Youth Championship which concluded at the De Duine Secondary School hall in Walvis Bay on Friday.
The Region 5 championship was held between the Under 16 and 18 Boys and Girls Darts payers from Namibia Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia.
The president of the AUSC Region 5 Darts Federation, Meynard Moyo said at the closing ceremony that more championships need to be organized in the region for the youth.
Moyo added “As a result of little activities in the region, very few darts players turns professional or have gone on to play in other more competitive leagues else-where in the world. This situation cannot be left to exist if we are serious about the development of the game in the region”.
“I urged all players in their respective sport codes to desist from behaviours that may tarnish the image of their sport and to display the principles of fair play at all times” Moyo said.
The Namibian Darts Federation thanked all the sponsors that made the hosting of the event possible.
Zimbabwe earned the top spot with 218 points ahead of Botswana with 156 points and Namibia third on 106 points with South Afri-ca and Zambia on 78 and 52 points respectively.
The Namibian Under 16 girl Mary Samuel ended third in the Singles division with Romien Cloete and Jade Strauss third in the pair’s division and Romien Cloete, Jade Strauss, Mary Samuel and Latoyha Karawora third in the team division. Reese Andrews and Ineeka Mwatukange ended third in the Under 18 Girls Pairs.
The full results were as follows:
Girls’ U/16 pairs
1. Lame Poloka and Katlego Petros (Botswana)
2. Agnes Samu and Precious Wasi (Zimbabwe)
3. RoMien Cloete and Jade Strauss (Namibia)
3. Jennifer Nyathi and Mitchel Chipangura (Zimbabwe)
Girls’ U/18 pairs
1. Bofelo Tapiwa and Tracy Richard (Botswana)
2. Simangaliso Dube and VimbaiNhimba (Namibia)
3. Reese Andrews and Ineeka Mwatukange (Zimbabwe)
3. Abigail Monketo and Delphinah Emmanuel (Botswana)
Boys’ U/16 pairs
1. Peter Mazhara and Webster Mahachi (Zimbabwe)
2. Elvis Chipanera and Tinevimbo Dengu (Zimbabwe)
3. Theo Rantshabo and Ontumetse Motihagodi (Botswana)
3. Siyabonga William and Ludzi Thebedi (Botswana)
Boys’ U/18 pairs
1. Mathew Maganda and Vacancy Chepiri (Zimbab-we)
2. Daywin Adams and Zander Steyn (South Africa)
3. Monametsi Seabelo and Lone Poloka (Zimbabwe)
3. Morne Grove and Herman van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Girls’ U/16 singles
1. Mitchel Chipangura (Zimbabwe)
2. Agnes Samu (Zimbabwe)
3. Mary Samuel (Namibia)
3. KatlegoPetros (Botswana)
Girls’ U/18 singles
1. Simangaliso Dube (Zimbabwe)
2. Siphindile Moyo (Zimbabwe)
3. Vimbai Nhimba (Zimbabwe)
3. Bronwyn Human (South Africa)
Boys’ U/16 singles
1. Blesing Mleya (Zimbabwe)
2. Webster Mahachi (Zimbabwe)
3. Tinevimbo Dengu (Zimbabwe)
3. Ludzi Thebedi (Botswana)
Boys’ U/18 singles
1. Thatayotlhe Robert (Botswana)
2. Prosper Demberere (Zimbabwe)
3. Vacancy Chepiri (Zimbabwe)
3. Zander Steyn (South Africa)
Girls’ U/16 Team Event
1. Botswana
2. Zimbabwe
3. Namibia
Girls’ U/18 Team Event
1. Zimbabwe
2. South Africa
3. Botswana
Boys’ U/16 Team Event
1. Zimbabwe
2. Botswana
3. Zambia
Boys’ U/18 Team Event
1. South Africa
2. Zimbabwe
3. Botswana

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