Archive - Jun 2006
By Abner Xoagub â?? Namibia Olympic Committee member
In January 1948 at the 42nd IOC Session in St Moritz, Switzerland, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the idea of an Olympic Day. This day commemorates the creation of the IOC on 23 June 1894 in Paris.
Marc Bassingthwaighte won the Elite menâ??s title at the Omaruru Mountain Bike Ride on June 10.
Bassinghtwaighte completed the 50km event in a time of 1 hour 51 minutes and 28 seconds, finishing three seconds ahead of second-placed Jacques Celliers, while Falco Krenz came third in 1:56:16.
The defending champions Western Suburbs and Wanderers were drawn to play each other in the quarterfinals of the Windhoek Lager Rugby Club Championships, following the final play-off matches in Windhoek on June 10.
Paulus â??The Hitmanâ? Moses retained his WBA Pan African lightweight title after beating South Africaâ??s Siviwe Ntshinghila on a 7th round technical knockout on Saturday, June 10.
The Pan African encounter was the main bout at the Johannesburg park Station, while the bout was televised live on SuperSport.
Namibians got into a festive mood for the start of the FIFA World Cup at various locations in Windhoek.
More than 100 guests turned up at One Africa TVâ??s premises in central Windhoek to witness the free-to-air stationâ??s World Cup launch. The guests were hosted in a huge white tent with drinks and food freely available. Many guests got into the spirit of things by painting their faces or wearing replica soccer shirts to show their support for some of the nations contesting footballâ??s biggest prize.
World Cup Fever has arrived!
The years and months of waiting are finally over. The last few weeks have dragged for far too long, but finally D-Day has arrived. All can now finally breathe again: the 2006 FIFA World Cup has arrived!
Namibia declared itself ready and raring to go to host the second SADC Zone Six Youth Games, which takes place in Windhoek from June 25 to July 5.
At a press conference in Windhoek on June 7, spokespersons for Namibiaâ??s six participating sporting codes said their preparation was well on track and that they were confident of doing well at the Youth Games.
The leadership crisis besetting Namibian football deepened on June 7 when the Interim Committee issued a statement saying that it was statutorily mandated to take over the affairs of the Namibia Football Association.
Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture (MYNSSC), John Mutorwa has called on the protagonists in the Namibia Football Associationâ??s power battle to discuss and resolve their misunderstandings in a mature and democratic manner.
The BBC reported today that Zambian Ben Bamfuchile had signed a three-year contract to manage Namibiaâ??s Brave Warriors.
According to the BBCâ??s reporter Kennedy Gondwe, Bamfuchile quit his job as caretaker coach of the Zambian national side on June 5 to take up his new post.