Costa Seibeb won the Open Men’s category at the Africa Safari Lodge Mountain Bike Festival on Saturday.
Seibeb won the 75km race which took place in the vicinity of Mariental in a time of 2 hours 27 minutes 50 seconds, to finish 9 seconds ahead of Martin Freyer, while Heinrich Kohne came third overall in 2:28:15.
Under 16 cyclist Tristan de Lange followed more than two minutes behind in 2:30:35, while Michael Pretorius came fifth in 2:30:39.
Malawi has gone for a blend of youth and experience in their squad for the COSAFA Cup Zambia 2013 that runs from July 6-20.
Coach Eddingtone Ng’onamo has included the likes of veterans Fisher Kondowe and Davie Banda, together with an exciting mix of young rising stars in the Malawi game.
Prolific goal scorer Rodrick Gonani will be an exciting player to watch, while new faces include Silver Strikers captain Lucky Malata, midfielders Patrick Gunde (Civo United) and Junior Chimodzi (Silver Stars).
United and Western Suburbs posted big victories in Round 6 action of the Namibian Rugby Premier League competition on Saturday, with United running up a century in a 109-7 demolition of Polytechnic, while Western Suburbs beat Dolphins 71-0.
In other Round Six matches, Mariental suffered their first defeat of the season when they lost 29-21 to Reho Falcons, while Kudus beat Wanderers 38-11 and Unam scored a shock 15-6 victory away to Rehoboth.
Namibia’s Rugby World Cup ambitions remain on track after they beat Tunisia 45-13 in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday.
In another tough and fiery encounter, in which they were constantly provoked by Tunisia’s players, Namibia gave a committed and disciplined performance to emerge victorious.
The Namibian Rugby Union’s CEO Sybrand de Beer said it was another dirty match, like the first encounter against Senegal.
The northern Namibian town of Outjo was a hive of activity over the weekend when this year’s Northern Junior Open Tennis Tournament was hosted from 08h00 on Friday through to 16h00 on Saturday.
Organizer and local tennis coach Maryna Louw welcomed 85 kids playing in the U10 to the U18 age categories.
Three quarters of the players came from towns such as Otjiwarongo, Outjo and Tsumeb, while a strong Windhoek team consisting of 14 tennis development kids were able to join the tournament thanks to the support of the Namibian School Sport Union.