Archive - Oct 2008
Erik Hoffmann and Beata Naigambo were announced as Namibia’s sportsman and woman of the year at the Nambia Sport Awards on Friday evening.
Cyclist Hoffmann pipped cricketer Gerrie Snyman to the post after some exceptional performances abroad this year. Hoffman came 22nd in the road race at the Olympic Games, second overall in the Tour de Korea and second overall in the Tour of Thailand. He also came fifth in the Tour de Taiwan and sixth in the Tour of East Java.
A brace of lbws just before the close by Peter Connell has put the ICC Intercontinental Cup final on a knife-edge at stumps on day two at St George’s Park as Namibia will resume in the morning at 14-2 some 68 runs ahead of Ireland.
It didn’t take Ireland long to wrap up the one first-innings wicket remaining after the first day with Kola Burger being bowled by Connell after he and Louis Burger had added nine runs to the overnight total giving it a final first innings tally of 250.
Defending champion Ireland will feel it has taken a big step towards making it a hat-trick of wins in the ICC Intercontinental Cup by reducing Namibia to 241-9 at the close of play on day one in Port Elizabeth.
With St George’s Park drenched in early-summer sunshine and the pitch promising to yield plenty of runs to hard-working batsmen, Louis Burger had no hesitation in batting after winning the toss.
The highlight on the annual sporting calendar the Namibia Sport Awards takes place at the Safari Hotel on Friday evening.
Namibia’s top sportsmen, women and administrators will be honoured at the glitzy event which is expected to be attended by about 500 guests from Namibia’s sporting fraternity.
In the Sportsman of the Year category the finalists are cricketer Gerrie Snyman, soccer player Jamu Ngatjizeko, endurance rider Frans Saubek, cyclist Erik Hoffmann and boxer Jafet Uutoni.
Namibia staged a great recovery to reach 241/9 at stumps on the first day of the ICC Intercontinental Cup final against Ireland on Thursday.
None of Namibia’s top order batsmen could get going as they slumped to 119/6. But captain Louis Burger and Bjorn Kotze shared a great 91-run partnership for the seventh wicket to take Namibia past the 200-mark.
Kotze was eventually out LBW to Boyd Rankin for 43 with the total on 210/7.