Archive - 2008
Youth World Cup
By Christiaan Knobloch
Sport fanatics visiting Swakopmund this holiday season can look forward to something special. Players from Germany, Brazil, Austria, Switzerland, Chile and Namibia will make the SFC sport grounds the centre of the fistball universe for a couple of days when they take each other on to determine the winners of the boys and girls Fistball Youth World Cup. The event is scheduled to start on January 1, 2009 with the finals taking place on January 4.
Black Africa and Eleven Arrows qualified for the final of the FNB Cup competition when they won their opening knockout matches over the weekend.
Arrows convincingly beat Oshakati City 3-1 with the Katupose twins scoring two of the goals.
Black Africa had a tough encounter against African Stars in their first match and eventually won 1-0 through a goal by Jerome Louis.
Louis was once again on target as Black Africa beat Tigers 1-0 in their next knockout match.
Some memorable quotes during December 2008.
I knew it would be difficult because he set up the regions where he had support, so I am happy to have got four of the votes. Now Ill just need to work harder – I need one more vote to win the election. – Frank Fredericks after tying Athletics Namibia’s presidential elections at four votes each with Alpha Kangueehi.
The constitution makes provision that the current president has a casting vote. – Alpha Kangueehi.
The council cannot make a decision because there was none before the elections. – Frank Fredericks.
Walvis Bay businessman Johnny Doeseb, or “JJ” as he is called by his friends, took over Eleven Arrows before the start of the new season and now has big plans to take it to the top, not only in Namibia, but also in Africa. The self-made millionaire, who is still only 33 years old, acquired more than 10 new players for the new season as well as a new coach by offering them decent salaries, with a wage bill alone running to about N$80 000 per month.
Here follows some memorable quotes during 2008.
I am so happy with my performance. I'm the first African and I have shown that I can do it, be in the front with the world’s best and there is definitely more to come. – Erik Hoffmann, after finishing 22nd in the cycling road race at the Beijing Olympics.
Black Africa striker Jerome Louis is the leading scorer in the MTC Namibia Premier League at the end of the sixth round. Louis added two goals in BA’s 6-2 victory against Tigers to take his tally up to six goals in six matches. That is a great strike rate of a goal per match, despite the fact that BA are struggling on the log. They are currently in seventh position, eight points behind log leaders Cymot SKW.