Archive - Sep 2007
France overwhelmed Namibia with an emphatic display of attacking rugby to win their World Cup Pool D match 87-10 in Toulouse on Sunday evening.
Namibiaâ??s cause was not helped when they were reduced to 14 men after only 18 minutes, when eighthman Jacques Nieuwenhuis was sent off for a high tackle. Namibia tried gamely to keep France at bay, but the French just had too much firepower and raked in a total of 13 tries.
REHO Falcon and Wanderers qualified for the MTC Premier League final after winning their semi-finals in contrasting fashion on Saturday.
Reho Falcon were just too classy for an inexperienced United, winning their encounter 34-10, while Wanderers had to pull out all the stops to beat Suburbs 28-27.
After a lean spell on the international tennis circuit over the past year, Namibian tennis ace Jurgens Strydom went back to his roots and teamed up with his former Namibian coach Johan Theron.
The change has done wonders as Strydomâ??s game has improved dramatically, to the extent that he qualified for the main draw of some Futures events in the United States for the first time.
Rugby will dominate this weekendâ??s sport proceedings with matches both at home and at the World Cup.
Rugby World Cup
Namibia shocked Ireland with a great performance last Sunday before going down 32-17. Can they do it again against France this Sunday?
The Namibia Sport Commission has named ten Namibian sportsmen and women as candidates for a Sports Star of the Year award at the annual Sport Awards Ceremony on October 19.
The Sports Star of the Year award is a new category that aims to honour Namibiaâ??s most popular sportsman or woman. According to the NSC, a nominee doesnâ??t necessarily have to be an active sportsman or woman, but can also be someone who has done a lot for sport.
Namibian rugby coach Hakkies Husselman has made two changes to his team to take on France in their second Rugby World Cup match in Toulouse, France on Sunday.
Jurie van Tonder replaces Eugene Jantjies at scrumhalf, while Michael McKenzie comes in for the injured Heino Senekal at flank.
Khomas Under 17 Youth League outfit Civics I are the big favourites to scoop the inaugural youth league competition as the season draws to a close on September 29 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. The last league matches will be played on September 19 to determine the winners of the two streams.
Former Brave Warriors defender George Hummel has expressed his desire to return to the national team following the Brave Warriors' qualification for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ghana next year. The Moroka Swallows player told Kickoff.com that he would consider going back to the national team, despite having announced his retirement from international football in July this year.
Western Suburbs will meet Wanderers in the semifinals of the MTC Premier League at the Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium this weekend.
Western Suburbs managed to claim the final semifinal spot when they beat Unam 23-0 at Suburbs Park on September 8. The victory saw them edging Unam into fourth spot on the log with 16 points, while Unam dropped down to fifth spot on 15 points.
By Festus Nakatana
Namibiaâ??s hosting of The Next Step conference received a major boost on Wednesday, when Telecom Namibia announced a total sponsorship of N$109 000 towards the event.
Telecom Namibia pledged N$40 000 towards The Next Step Youth festival, N$69 000 for the official opening ceremony as well as a fully equipped media room with wireless Internet connection.