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Nam loses at Tekken & FIFA International Test Match against SA

by Rodney Pienaar

Namibian Electronic Sports Association (NESA) national players have suffered a loss against South Africa in Tekken & FIFA International Test Match this past Saturday.

NESA hosted together with the Goethe-Institut of Namibia an international test match where Namibia competed against South Africa in Tekken7 and FIFA18 online on PlayStation4.

Namibia posted its first victory against South Africa in 2017 since the rivalry started in 2010.

However, this year took a turn for the worse as South Africa demolished Namibia 4-1 in the first round in Tekken.

Flip de Bruyn, the number 2 Tekken player in Namibia, played against Alasdair Donaldson in Tekken where Donaldson won 3-0. 

In the second round Freddy Mazila, Namibian Tekken champion took on Donaldson where Donaldson won again with 3-0.

The third round saw Salomé de Bruyn, who volunteered to be the female Tekken player for Namibia since no female players took part in the National Tournament play against SA female Tekken champion, Charlize Seremak, and also suffer a loss of 3-0.

In the fourth round, Isaac Nghishekwa the number 2 FIFA player in Namibia, faced off against Khahliso Malape, with Malape taking the win.

 Finally, in the fifth round Namibia was saved from a complete wipe out as Rashaad Matjila, Namibia’s FIFA champion, took the win against Malape.

“At the end of the test matches all the players remained positive and insisted that they want a rematch against SA as they felt they can truly do better. NESA will remain in contact with Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) to arrange a possible rematch within the next few months,” the treasurer of the association Salome De Bruyn told the Villager.

She added that NESA would like to thank Monster Energy and the Goethe-Institut for their support in organizing this test match as well as all the spectators who took the time to come and support their Namibian eSports Team.

Replays of all the rounds can be found on the Namibian Electronic Sports Association’s YouTube channel.