Archive - Apr 2006
Media reports of stealing, begging and trying to sell Namibian t-shirts broke shortly after Namibia's Commonwealth Games team arrived back in the country. The team could only win two medals with boxer Japhet Uutoni winning gold in the light flyweight category, while shottist Friedhelm Sack won bronze in the 50m air pistol event.
Title race down to the wire
The MTC Namibia Premier League title is expected to go down to the wire with three teams still in the hunt for the title.
Civics, Ramblers and Blue Waters are all still in with a chance of winning the league and with the champions set to receive a record N$500 000, some fierce battles can still be expected in the final matches this month.
Another weekend lies ahead and this one promises to be a good, because we'll all have money in our pockets. Okay, maybe not all of us, but at least some.
That aside, here are our picks for the weekend.
The Springbok coach Jake White arrived in Namibia on April 26 for a short visit to hold some coaching clinics and to assist Namibian rugby in general. Namibia Sport editor Helge Schutz spoke to White about his visit and other related topics.
Namibiaâ??s youthful sprinter Hitjivirue Kaanjuka was announced as the recipient of an Olympic scholarship on April 26, to prepare him for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
The scholarship, which was instigated by the International Olympic Committee, under its Olympic Solidarity Programme, was announced by the secretary general of the Namibia National Olympic Committee, Eliphas Shipanga at a press conference in Windhoek.
By Ulrike Roodenwaldt
Why walk if you can skate? Exactly why is what these youngsters set out to discover. Okay, so there were some spectacular falls, some bruises, but no broken bones (or damaged egos) thanks to the protection wear offered by the SFC Coastal Pirates Club. Luckily coach, Phil Boudreault, is there to assist and give a helping hand. Amidst whoops of laughter, wannabe skaters are helped to their feet (or should I rather say wheels) and pointed in the right direction.
The inaugural Africa Indoor Hockey Championships, which was supposed to be hosted in Walvis Bay from May 1 to 7 has been postponed till further notice.
The vice chairperson of the Namibia Hockey Union, Robert Offner told Namibia Sport that the tournament had to be postponed due to some â??logistical problems.â?
The third annual Bank Windhoek Coastal Golf Day in aid of welfare was held on Friday, 21 April 2006 at the Rossmund Golf Course outside Swakopmund.
Bank Windhoek announced that received tremendous support from the business community with a total of 30 teams participating. Bank Windhoek covered all the expenses of the Golf Day and through the entry forms of the participating teams, Bank Windhoek was able to raise N$46 500 for welfare. The following four welfare organizations benefited from the proceeds of the Golf Day:
Unam beat Rehoboth 22-10 in a rather drab Premier League rugby match at their home ground in Windhoek on Saturday, April 22.
Both sides made far too many basic errors like knocking on the ball or throwing aimless passes, for the match to develop into much of a spectacle.