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NAC wins Nedbank Volley 1st Tournament

The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) volleyball club won the Nedbank Volley 1st Tournament’s second edition at the Embandu Soccer Field at Oshakati last Saturday.

The one-day tournament saw the NAC team walk away with the grand prize of N$6 000, gold medals and a trophy following a dominant showing.

The games were well attended, with over 100 players taking part in the two-a-side and six-a-side, tournaments, respectively.

Speaking after the prize giving, Namibia Volleyball Federation spokesperson Hillary ‘Dux’ Imbuwa said the organisers received positive feedback from the teams and spectators.

“An event like the Nedbank Volley 1st was made to include players who do not play in the professional league, so they too can experience how it is like play in the same field as a professional,” he said.

“The games are also a platform for corporate companies to allow colleagues to socialise outside the work environment. We received incredible feedback in terms of the organising, and it is truly amazing to see. Next year, we want to go bigger and better, and we are excited for it all,” said Imbuwa.

NAC team captain Lucas Huanda said he was happy to win the Nedbank Volley 1st after losing out in the 2022 edition.

“We are over the moon considering that we did not play well in last year’s tournament. This is our redemption story; we came prepared and took the trophy home. I encourage volleyball players to take part in the competition next year, so we continue to uplift the sport and make it one of the most attended sport codes in the region,” Huanda said.

Nedbank Namibia spokesperson Selma Kaulinge lauded all those who contributed to making the event memorable.

“On Saturday, we painted the Embandu Stadium green and made an impact in the sport of volleyball in Namibia yet again,” she said.

“We would like to thank our supporting sponsors and organisers who made this event great, but most importantly, the players for taking time out of their busy schedules to play in this tournament. Your efforts are appreciated, and we will continue to contribute to the sport with hopes of making it bigger and better in the coming years,” said Kaulinge.

The Nedbank Volley 1st Tournament is co-sponsored by Far North Volleyball Association, Windhoek Draught, Omulunga Radio, and Coca Cola