Cohen takes the cake

04 November 2019 | Sports

Boosted by home turf advantage, current Bank Windhoek Fistball League champions, Cohen Fistball Club (CFC), won the Bank Windhoek Fistball National Cup tournament held in Windhoek over the weekend.
The National Cup – the final event on the Namibia Fistball Association’s season calendar – is divided into two groups and saw seven participating teams compete for the top honours. CFC 1 defended the title in the Category A, while Swakopmund Fistball (SFC) emerged as winners of Category B.
The fixtures kicked off with games between CFC 1, SFC 1 and SKW 2 in Category A. As expected, CFC 1 swept away its opponents, taking first place ahead of SKW 2, which allowed the team to book a spot in the Category A semi-finals.
Category B saw SKW 1, SFC 2, CFC 2 and 3 compete for bragging rights in this group. SKW 1 secured first place while CFC 2 defeated their club mates CFC 3 and SFC 2. SFC 2 was also beaten by CFC 3 and had to go home with a fourth spot.
SFC 1, CFC 3 and SFC 2 were relegated to Category B and played in a round robin format to determine the winner.
“Things got exciting in the match between CFC 3 and SFC 1, which ended in a 28:28 draw. Because SFC 1 won with more ball points against SFC 2, the fistballers from the coast were crowned the Category B national champions,” said Fistball Association of Namibia’s Media Officer, Helmo Minz.
CFC’s first and second teams met in the Category A semi-final, which CFC 1 won. The record champion SKW 1, marginally won against its second team, SKW 2, who also put up a fight in the second semi-final. CFC 3 won the third and fourth placement match against SKW 2 in the Category A.
Arch rivals CFC 1 and SKW 1 faced each other in the final match day after the conclusion of the group fixtures. CFC 1 started off stronger and won the first set 11:5. As the match progressed, SKW 1 responded stronger and took advantage of CFC 1’s service errors. As a result, SKW 1 finished as winners of the second set with an 8:11 score.
Filled with confidence, SKW started off stronger in the third set and led 0:5 before CFC 1 registered a point in the set. However, CFC 1 fought back and finally won the set 15:13. In the last set, CFC 1 moved into a faster mode and left nothing to chance, winning the encounter 11:7 and thus the game and the Bank Windhoek Fistball National Cup.
“This marks the end of a perfect season for the CFC, who have dominated throughout the league,” Minz said.
CFC 1’s Wilko Hoffmann walked away as Player of The Day, while SKW 2’s Robert Caspary won the Most Valuable Player award. CFC 1’s defender Thilo Wilckens was awarded with the Player of the Year trophy.
“Bank Windhoek congratulates the Namibian Fistball Association on another successful year of organising this year’s league and national cup. We are proud of our partnership to promote this and other smaller sporting codes in Namibia and give them a platform to take their sports to greater heights,” said Bank Windhoek’s André le Roux
The Bank Windhoek Fistball National League will resume on Saturday, 8 February 2020 with the Bank Windhoek Opening Tournament in Swakopmund.

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