Archive - May 28, 2007
Namibia Rugby Union president Dirk Conradie will resign when his current term of office expires next year.
Since taking over as NRU president in 1999 Conradie has never been far from controversy. As the first black president in the NRUâ??s history, he had to overcome a lot of opposition from the rugby establishment, while he also survived a few coup attempts along the way. He had to tackle racial imbalances on and off the field, while he also had to steer the NRU through precarious financial pitfalls, often paying bills out of his own pocket to keep the NRU afloat.
Rudolph Bester â?? Eleven Arrows
Konica Minolta Eleven Arrows midfielder Rudolph Bester is the Namibia Sport MTC Player of the Season, after receiving the most votes from the 12 coaches in the Premier League.
Namibian Clay Target shooter, Gaby Ahrens won a silver medal at the South African Olympic Clay Target Shooting Championships in Pretoria on May 26 and 27.
The standard of the competition was exceptionally high and the shooting scores of the top competitors were of international standard. The top three competitors â?? Ahrens and South Africaâ??s Dianne Swanton and Samantha Pennels shot well over the minimum qualifying scores for the Olympic Games for 2008.
Namibia lost 6-3 to Japan in their opening match in Division 1 of the World Inline Hockey Championships in Passau, Germany on May 27.
Japan took the lead after five minutes but Vincent van Biljon equalized with a hard shot from an acute angle.
South Africa were the overall winners of the Southern African Regional Senior Athletics Championships in Windhoek on May 27, with a total of 20 medals, consisting of 11 gold, six silver and three bronze medals.