In the IKF All-Africa Championship in Lusaka (ZAM) today, South Africa secured winning the group phase by beating Zimbabwe 22-12, after leading 10-6 at half time. The match was an interesting one to watch, with good scoring by a few of the South African players, especially Werner Basson. However, passing and rebounding on the South African side was poor with the Zimbabwe team taking good advantage with numerous interceptions, but at many time in the attack being unable to circumvent the tight South African defense. Zimbabwe and South Africa will face each other again tomorrow for the gold medal match.
The two team contesting the bronze medal tomorrow also played each other today, with Malawi clearly beating Zambia 13-3. The Malawi players were taller, more athletic, and better shooters, although Zambia created quite a few good chances with smart play, but did not manage to score a lot.
IKF All-Africa Championship; results 7 August 2014 (day 2)
Malawi – South Africa 4-22
Malawi – Zambia 13-3
Zimbabwe – South Africa 22-12
Final Pool Ranking
1. South Africa 3 – 9
2. Zimbabwe 3 – 6
3. Malawi 3 – 3
4. Zambia 3 – 0
Jan Fransoo2014-08-07 19:53:312014-08-07 19:53:31South Africa and Zimbabwe to contest gold in African Championship