Archive - May 2006
Schalk van der Merwe won the Namibian Target Rifle Championships that took place at Luiperdsvallei outside Windhoek on May 27.
Shooting over distances of up to 900m, Van der Merwe won with a total of 853 out of a possible 890 points. Andre Botes came second with 849 points, while Deon Gouws came third with 848 points.
Springbok coach Jake White visited Namibia for a few days at the end of April to hold some coaching clinics and to assist Namibian rugby in general. The visit was facilitated by the International Rugby Board (IRB) and the South African Rugby Union president Oregan Hoskins, as part of their efforts to help expand the game in Africa.
Civics won the MTC Namibia Premier League title for the second year in a row after beating Eleven Arrows 3-1 in Walvis Bay on May 21.
On the same day, their closest rivals Ramblers lost further ground, going down 3-1 to Oshakati City, which put Civics nine points clear at the top with one match remaining.
The June 2006 issue of Namibia Sport is on sale now at leading retailers like Model Pick & Pay and CNA.
Civics are the champions
Namibian boxers once again gave a good account of themselves by winning all their fights against South African opponents at the Swakopmund Entertainment Centre Boxing Bonanza on May 27.
In the main bout, junior welterweight Jason Naule maintained his unbeaten record as a professional after beating Thulani Mkhwanazi on points over 6 rounds. Naule is now unbeaten after six professional bouts.
Coastal Pirates dominated the Cazadores Inline Hockey tournament in Windhoek from May 26 to 28, winning five of the nine age group categories that were contested.
Clubs from Windhoek, Swakopmund and Otjiwarongo competed in the tournament which saw 71 games played from Under 8 through to the Masters division, with a total of 399 goals scored.
Namibia started their World Cup 2007 campaign with an impressive 84-12 victory against Kenya at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek on May 27.
Playing an expansive 15-man game, Namibia attacked the visitors from the start to build up a 35-0 lead at halftime. The onslaught continued after the break as Namibia eventually ran in 12 tries, with Kenya scoring two late tries against the run of play.
Cymot SKW fans and players celebrated spontaneously after beating Orlando Pirates 1-0 at their home ground in Olympia on May 27.
The result meant that the Olympia-based club, in its first year in the Premier League, had survived the relegation axe and will remain in the Premier League next season.
Namibiaâ??s inline hockey team continued its dominance over South Africa by beating an SA Invitational team 12-2 in Windhoek on May 26.The match formed part of the Cazadores Tournament which continues to May 28.
Get ready for an action-packed sporting weekend with an international flavour, ranging from rugby to inline hockey.
Namibia takes on Kenya in an African qualifier for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. The Namibian team, led by star prop Kees Lensing is fit and raring to go, although a late replacement sees Michael Mckenzie coming in at flank for Jacques Burger, who did not arrive in time from his professional team, Griquas.