Archive - Oct 2005
The president of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) Brian van Rooyen reiterated his support for Namibian rugby in general, and added that a South African A rugby team would play Namibia in Windhoek in 2006.
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Drama in The Namibian Cycle Classic
Young Turks lead the Tour de Windhoek
Hockey women win African Bronze medal
By Dan Rutstein
Angry confrontations and accusations of racism scarred the final day of Bermuda?s Namibia tour as coach Gus Logie pulled his players from the field in the face of intimidating bowling.
By Dan Rutstein
The controversial finale to the second limited overs match between Namibia and Bermuda on October 28 only shortened the agonising death throes of a side who once again were outplayed by a young Namibia outfit and appeared destined for a defeat by as many as 190 runs.
Japhet Uutoni and Agnes Samaria won the Namibian Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year awards in Windhoek on October 28.
The 19-year-old Uutoni won the award after winning a silver medal at the African Boxing Championships and a gold medal at the Zone Six Boxing Championships. Uutoni beat cyclist Mannie Heymans, endurance rider Armin van Biljon and bowls player Douw Calitz to win the award.
A tactical declaration on Friday by Ireland captain Trent Johnston helped to turn what looked like a certain draw into an almost incredible victory in the final of the Intercontinental Cup against Kenya in Windhoek, Namibia.
A brave piece of captaincy gave Ireland a chance of winning the Intercontinental Cup final against Kenya, a possibility that had seemed to have all but gone earlier in the day.
By declaring 88 runs in arrears, Ireland gambled on taking Kenyan wickets and in so doing used the complex bonus points system to their advantage. On a perfect batting surface, a result is unlikely, but after dominating the first day, it is the Kenyans who will sleep uneasily tonight. Should they lose early wickets tomorrow, then Ireland will in all probability move into the box seat.
Ireland face an uphill struggle after day one of the Intercontinental Cup final against Kenya after spending most of yesterday chasing leather around the Wanderers Sports Club in Windhoek.
Veteran batsmen Steve Tikolo and Hitesh Modi milked the Irish bowling, putting on a fourth wicket stand of 267, an all-time record for any partnership against Ireland. Modi eventually fell, caught and bowled by Andy White, for 106 while Tikolo stayed until the end, unbeaten on 177.
A solid partnership between Tony Suji and Thomas Oboyo was enough to see Kenya to a winning draw against Bermuda and put them through to the Intercontinental Cup final.
The two combined to put on 134 for the fifth wicket to lead the Africans to 282-4 in their second innings at the United Sports Ground in Windhoek.
Ireland will play Kenya in the final of the Intercontinental Cup after dominating their semi-final against the United Arab Emirates in Windhoek on October 23 ? 25.
While Adrian Birrell's team didn't win the match outright, such is the bonus point system for this competition that Ireland were well ahead by the time stumps were drawn at the close of play on October 25.