‘Dreamy’ thriving in netball league

By Michael Uugwanga

THERE is no doubt Louise ‘Dreamy’ Kausehue has firmly cemented herself as one of the country’s top netball players, thanks to her steady performances in the MTC Namibia Netball Premier League for Windhoek-based netball club Namibia Correctional Service (NSC).

Born in Walvis Bay, 27 years ago, Kausehue has been playing netball since the tender age of nine.

Perhaps her netball skills were polished by her former secondary school teacher Yolandi Koning even though her breakthrough in netball started at Eleven Arrows Netball Club in Walvis Bay.

“My passion for netball started at primary school at Naraville Primary School. I can say that real netball for me started at high school at De Duine Secondary School (Walvis Bay) and it was Yolandi Koning that really taught me how to play netball as she saw the potential in me and motivated me to take netball seriously, since she was  the school’s netball coach. It was at Arrows where my netball talent developed,” said Kausehue.

At NSC, things seem to be going as planned with NSC being one of the three clubs fighting out for the league title.

NSC are in second place on the log with 10 points from five matches, two points adrift of first place team Tigers who have 12 points from six matches, Mighty Gunners in third place have eight points from four matches, same as fourth placed team Rebels who also have eight points from six matches.

Kausehue is therefore confident that her team will win the league, despite the league title turning into a four horse race at this stage.

The MTC Namibia Netball Premier League consists of 12 teams, with the bottom four teams at the end of the season to be relegated.

“I will not say that other teams such as Tigers and Mighty Gunners will not win, but at the end of the day it is always the best team that wins. My team will definitely win the MTC Premier League because we the players trust one another,” she declared.

Her good showing for the club could just earn her a place in the senior national team, the Desert Jewels.

NSC is coached by former national team coach Manuel ‘Mansie’ Tjivera, who is the country’s most decorated netball coach, having won numerous titles with the University of Namibia (UNAM) Netball Club in the Khomas Netball League and also won the Debmarine Pent Series title in 2018 with the Desert Jewels.

“I have good qualities and I am certain of that (playing for the Desert Jewels). I am so lucky to be coached by one of the best coaches in the country in Tjivera, who has really made me a better player,” said Kausehue.