Archive - Jun 2007
By Festus Nakatana
Following their recent 1-0 victory against Libya, Namibia has moved eight places up in the June FIFA/Coca-Cola rankings and is in position 123. Their previous May ranking was 131. Their fellow group ten rivals Libya are in the 90th position despite going six places down.
Namibiaâ??s Brave Warriors face the DR Congo in a crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier at Windhoekâ??s Independence Stadium on Saturday, June 16.
If Namibia win the match they will almost certainly go top of the log in Group 10 and will stand a real chance of qualifying for the AFCON finals in Ghana next January.
Brave Warriors coach Ben Bamfuchile said the morale was high in the camp and that they were looking for nothing less than victory in Saturdayâ??s African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Namibia has dropped one position down to 24th on the world rankings, following their 24-16 loss to Georgia at the International Rugby Boardâ??s Nations Cup tournament on June 6.
The defeat sees Namibia being overtaken by Chile, who are now ranked 23rd on 59,27 points, while Namibia are 24th on 58,96 points.
By Bernd Kroemer
THE young man from Botswana on his Kawasaki has nothing to fear: 5 races â?? 5 victories! However, the competition in the Open/125cc Class is getting tougher. Rainer Becker on a strong Yamaha, put some pressure on him during the last race four weeks ago.
Former Brave Warrior Congo Hindjou has called on national coach Ben Bamfuchile to bury his differences with Quinton Jacobs and recall the midfielder to the national squad.
â??We need Quinton in the Brave Warriors team. He is still young, but already one of the senior players in the squad. Bamfuchile and the technical staff must iron out their differences with Quinton, so that he can be selected again. He is one of the star players in the team and if we want to qualify for Ghana, the team needs to be built around him,â? Hindjou said.
National Coach Harald Fuelle surprised by selecting five newcomers to the Senior National Fistball Team, which will participate at the 12th Fistball World Championships for men in Germany later this year.
Namibia lost its second match at the IRB Nations Cup in Bucharest, Romania when they went down 47-13 to Argentina A on June 10.
Despite the big scoreline, it was a much improved performance by Namibia, who lost their opening match 26-18 to Georgia.
Hotspurs, Fedics and Invincible United are still in with a chance of winning the Southern Stream First Division title and gain promotion to the Premier League.
On June 9, Hotspurs beat archrivals Invincible United 4-3 in dramatic fashion in Windhoek to go to the top of the log.
St Josephs High School beat Jan Mohr on a penalty shootout to win the Khomas Region final of the Coca Cola Football Stars tournament in Windhoek on June 9.
Jan Mohr took the lead early in the second half when Markus Haoseb headed in from a corner. They seemed to be heading for victory when St Josephs scored a dramatic equalizer. They received a freekick in injury time and Sylvester Aribeb blasted the shot into the net to force a penalty shootout.