Archive - Oct 2006
Five hundred participants took up the challenge extended by Old Mutual in the Windhoek leg of the Victory Race 21km series and 5km road racing events on October 7, 2006.
Namibia's road running titans all lined up in the fight for the coveted medals and prizes in these two races. The Windhoek leg boasted a wide variety of partipants from all walks of life with Old Mutual CEO, Johannes Gawaxab, leading his staff in the event as an example of good sportsmanship.
Namibia won their opening match in the SAA Cup cricket competition when they beat Limpopo by six wickets on Saturday.
After establishing a 91-run lead on the first innings, mainly due to an unbeaten century by captain Louis Burger, Namibia kept the pressure up by bowling Limpopo out for 202 in their second innings, which left them an easy winning target of 113 runs.
An unbeaten century by Namibian captain Louis Burger put Namibia in a strong position against Limpopo on the second day of their three-day match on October 6.
After dismissing Limpopo for 248 in their first innings, Namibia declared at 339/8 to take a first innings lead of 91 runs. Towards the end of the second dayâ??s play Limpopo were struggling at 152/5 in their second innings â?? a lead of 61 with only five wickets remaining.
Namibia has a huge sporting weekend in store with crucial rugby and soccer matches taking place in Windhoek.
Namibiaâ??s Brave Warriors take on Ethiopia in an African Cup of Nations qualifier at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, starting at 16h00 on Saturday.
Brave Warriors coach Ben Bamfuchile expressed his satisfaction with Namibiaâ??s preparations for Saturdayâ??s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.
â??The training has been good and we will wind up today. We had a good session yesterday,â? Bamfuchile said on Thursday.
Namibia got off to a good start on the opening day of their three-day match against Limpopo at the Wanderers ground on Thursday.
They dismissed the visitors for 248 and with about 30 minutes play remaining, Namibia had reached 65 runs for the loss of one wicket.
At the 7th International Metallic Silhouette Shooting World Championships in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Phillip Koekemoer and Rudolf Bredel each won a gold medal and therefore they are named the best in the world in their event - Sport Hand Gun.
Jonay Briedenhann and Alex Ray excelled at the South African Short Course Swimming Championships in Pietermaritzburg from September 28 to October 1, by breaking a total of 14 age group and Open records.
Young hockey players have the platform to showcase their skills at the Coastal Pirates Inline Hockey tournament from Friday to Sunday at the SFC Main Hall in Swakopmund.
Coastal Pirates said in a statement the youngsters are geared up for the event and would compete in different skating races.
Twenty two Namibian teams will take part in the Volleyball National Club Championships in Rehoboth on October 6 and 7.
Maria Mashina, an official of the Namibian Volleyball Federation, said the championships will feature 14 men and eight womenâ??s teams.