By Helge Schutz
Namibia's men's team turned on the style as they beat Tanzania 23-0 at the Africa u21 Hockey Championships in Windhoek on Monday night.
After two opening defeats against Egypt and South Africa, Namibia finally clicked into top gear against a game but outplayed Tanzanian side.
Namibia dominated possession and led 11-0 by halftime before adding 12 more goals to complete an emphatic 23-0 victory.
Wayne Jeffrey led the way with a remarkable 10 goals, while Dylan Finch followed shortly behind with seven goals.
Captain Ernest Jacobs and SP Grobbelaar each scored two goals, while Pieter le Roux and Stephan Calitz each scored one goal.
In another men's match on Monday, South Africa scored their second victory of the tournament with a comfortable 11-0 win against Zimbabwe, after leading 5-0 at halftime.
Nqobile Ntuli led the way with a hattrick, while Kyle Lion-Cachet scored a brace and Khumo Mokale, Courtney Halle, Charlie Bowren, Amkelwe Letuka, Ryan Crowe and Ryan Julius one goal each.
South Africa and Egypt are now the only remaining unbeaten teams in the men's competition, with Egypt leading the log with a better goal aggregate.
In a women's match on Monday night, South Africa opened their account with a big 33-0 victory against Tanzania, after leading 18-0 at halftime.
Tarryn Glasby and Cheneal Raubenheimer led the way with 6 goals each, while Marie Louw scored 5 and Marizen Marais and Marguerite van Wyk 4 goals each.
Carmen Smith, Tegan Fourie and Nomnikelo Veto scored two goals each, while Kristen Paton and Alegra Dijkstra scored one goal each.
South Africa now lead the log, ahead of Namibia and Zimbabwe on goal difference, while Tanzania must still open their account.
In two women's matches on Tuesday, Tanzania play Botswana in a friendly, while Namibia take on South Africa.
Source: All Africa