Archive - 2005
Namibia?s chances of winning a medal at the African Cup of Nations tournament were dealt a severe blow on October 4 when they lost 4-2 to Nigeria.
Before the game Namibia?s coach Johan Weyhe was confident of victory, but in the end slack marking and a poor all-round performance allowed Nigeria to snatch a late victory.
South Africa?s former World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight champion, Dingaan Thobela, is likely to challenge countryman, Mpush Makambi for his WBA Pan African super middleweight title in Namibia at the end of October.
Namibia?s WBA Pan African lightweight champion Paulus ?The Hitman? Moses maintained his unbeaten professional record after beating South Africa?s Peter Adams with a third round technical knockout on October 1.
Namibia?s men?s team lost their opening match 7-2 against Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations Hockey Championships in Pretoria on October 2.
Namibia did well to restrict Egypt to a 2-1 lead at halftime, but after the break the north Africans stepped up the tempo to run out comfortable winners.
Namibia beat Madagascar 55-17 in a Confederation of African Rugby Cup match at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek on October 1, after leading 31-0 at halftime.
Namibia?s heavier pack dominated the forward exchanges and with their speedy backline attacking from the outset, they soon stamped their authority on the match. Flyhalf Jacky Bock had a great debut, sending his backline away at speed while collecting 20 points through a try, a penalty and six conversions.
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Namibia?s national men?s hockey team is confident of winning a medal at the African Cup of Nations tournament, which starts in Pretoria, South Africa on October 2.
The men?s team paid a courtesy call on Namibia Sport Commissioner Doc Naobeb on September 27, where national coach Johan Weyhe expressed confidence of winning a medal.
Namibia?s World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African lightweight champion, Paulus ?The Hitman? Moses, has set his sights on the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) title which was recently won by South Africa?s Isaac Hlatswayo.
Namibian boxer Ali Nuumbembe stopped Gavin Down of Chesterfield in the 3rd round of their contest on September 23.
Ali's work rate was relentless and he broke down his opponent to give him a great victory.
Coastal Pirates from Swakopmund dominated an Inline Hockey tournament presented by Cazadores Club in Windhoek from September 23 to 25.
Pirates won most of the categories contested, from the Boys Under 10 level through to the Open Men and Women?s categories. The Women?s Open category was won by Badgers of Windhoek ahead of Cazadores.