SPAR Proteas claim complete victory

Another strong victory for the SPAR Proteas over the Namibian Debmarine Desert Jewels. Image: Netball South Africa.

Proteas complete clean sweep against Namibia in SPAR Challenge Tri-Nations series

South Africa took the shine from the Namibian Desert Jewels in the final game at the SPAR Challenge on Tuesday, 30 March.

SPAR Proteas claim complete victory

Another strong victory for the SPAR Proteas over the Namibian Debmarine Desert Jewels. Image: Netball South Africa.

The SPAR Proteas claim all three netball matches against Namibia in the SPAR Challenge Tri-Nations series.

The final encounter between South Africa and Namibia at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in the 2021 SPAR Challenge Tri-Nations series ended on a high note for South Africa.

Head coach Dorette Badenhorst made a few changes to her team, starting with players Tshina Mdau, Chantelle Swart and Nonsikelelo Mazibuko with some of the familiar faces on the bench.

South Africa dominated from the start and continued to increase their lead with every quarter.

Simone Rabie, the SPAR Proteas goalkeeper, was named most valued player.

SPAR Proteas goalkeeper, Simone Rabie received the player of the game honours. Image: Netball South Africa.

“We knew they would come hard at us, but we stuck to the game plan and had the mindset to pull it through,” said SPAR Proteas assistant coach, Dumisani Chauke.

Namibian coach Julene Meyer said she was much happier.

“We started better than we did against Uganda yesterday and we competed better for the ball. We had some moments of brilliance. What we need to do is to stretch those moments of brilliance to become more consistent.”

Meyer said the SPAR Challenge Tri-Nations had been invaluable for the Namibian team as it strives to qualify for the Commonwealth Games next year and the Netball World Cup in Cape Town in 2023.

Namibian captain Jatjinda Kambatuku announced her retirement from international netball after the match.

Score breakdown

  • Q1: South Africa 12-5 Namibia
  • HT: South Africa 26-12 Namibia
  • Q3: South Africa 39-18 Namibia
  • FT: South Africa 59-26 Namibia

Shooting stats – South Africa

  • Nonsikelelo Mazibuko: 25/30 (83.3%)
  • Chantelle Swart: 14/17 (82.3%)
  • Sian Moore: 14/14 (100%)
  • Renske Stoltz 6/7 (86.7%)

Shooting stats – Namibia

  • Kambatuku Jatjinda: 11/17 (64.7%)
  • Nanguloshi Kamutushi: 3/7 (2.97%)
  • Anna Kaspar 12/14 (85.7%)

Matching shooting stats

  • South Africa 59/68 – 86.8%
  • Namibia 26/38 (68.4%)

Earlier on Day 6 of the SPAR Challenge series, the President’s XII and the Baby SPAR Proteas played their final match in the tournament.

The final match between the President’s XII and the SPAR Baby Proteas in the 2021 SPAR Challenge Tri-Nations. Image: Netball South Africa.

The two teams have encountered each other four times on the netball court during this tournament with the President’s XII winning three times and SPAR Baby Proteas tasting victory once.

Although the President’s XII scored first, the SPAR Proteas lead the first quarter 11-9.

The SPAR Proteas continued to put pressure on the President’s XII and after three quarters led 31-26.

In the fourth quarter, the President’s XII dug deep and turned around their five point deficit and eventually won the match 38-36.

Score breakdown

  • Q1: SA U21 11-9 President’s XII
  • HT: SA U21 20-18 President’s XII
  • Q3: SA U21 31-26 President’s XII
  • FT: SA U21 36-38 President’s XII

Shooting stats – SPAR Baby Proteas

  • Elmere vd Berg: 18/21 (85.7%)
  • Kamogelo Maseko: 7/13 (53.8%)
  • Rolene Streutker: 11/14 (78.6%)

Shooting stats – President’s XII

  • Chante Louw: 24/35 (71.4%)
  • Talja Venter: 9/19 (47%)
  • Alicia Puren: 5/7 (71.4%)

Matching shooting stats

  • SA U21 36/48 (75%)
  • President’s XII 38/64 (59%)

Tune in for the final match at 18:00 today and closing ceremony on Super Sport Variety 4.

View the fixtures here.