Despite an unbeaten run in the group phase, the Basetsana suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Zambia in the semi-final on Wednesday. This was seen as revenge for the home team, who lost 1-0 to South Africa in the Zone VI Games opener.
Although head coach Sheryl Botes had her eye on gold, she was happy that her team at least finished on a positive note, easing past Namibia to third place.
In athletics competition, Valentina da Rocha won silver in the Women’s triple jump. South Africa picked up two medals in the Women’s 400m, with Mareike Wolhuter bagging silver and Janet Seeliger winning bronze. The Women’s 4x400m relay team won silver.
In tennis, Team South Africa won gold after beating Lesotho.Zone VI Games, Lusaka, Zambia Selected Results, Friday 14 December Athletics: Women’s triple jump: Valentina da Rocha (silver) Women’s 400m: Mareike Wolhuter (silver), Janet Seeliger (bronze), Sunel Jacobs (4th) Women’s 1500m: Thato Makhafola (4th) Women’s 4x400m relay: Team South Africa (silver) Basketball: Women’s U20 round robin: South Africa 65 Zambia 50 Football: Women’s U20 bronze play-off: South Africa 2 Namibia 0 (bronze) Tennis: Team event – women’s singles: Zanmarie Pienaar beat Lesotho (6-0, 6-2) Team event – women’s singles: Tyra Timm beat Lesotho (6-0, 6-3) Team event – women’s doubles: Zanmarie Pienaar/Tyra Timm beat Lesotho (6-1, 6-0) Team South Africa beat Lesotho (gold)