Archive - Feb 2008
Namibiaâ??s top amateur boxers will have a great chance of qualifying for this yearâ??s Olympic Games when Namibia hosts the final African qualifying tournament in Windhoek from March 22 to 31.
Namibia nearly didnâ??t stage the event after an administrative gaffe by the Namibia Amateur Boxing Federation (NABF) led to a tense stand-off between itself and the Namibia Sport Commission (NSC).
Namibian cricketer Gerrie Snyman has been in tremendous form over the past few months, producing some of the most devastating batting yet seen in Namibia and abroad.
In the process he entered the record books with two brilliant knocks, the first being his innings of 196 against the United Arab Emirates in Windhoek in December 2007 and the second being his innings of 230 against Kenya in Dubai at the end of January.
After a disastrous start to the African Cup of Nations, Namibiaâ??s Brave Warriors redeemed themselves with courageous performances in their final two matches. After losing 5-1 to Morocco, they stunned the host nation with a battling performance before losing 1-0, and then drew 1-all against Guinea in their final match.
This weekendâ??s sport includes soccer, swimming and hockey. Hereâ??s a list of the main events:
MTC Namibia Premier League
Saturday, March 1
16h00: Orlando Pirates v Mighty Gunners Sam Nujoma Stadium
Log leaders Cymot SKW and Ramblers meet in a crucial top-of-the-log Premier League match at the Ramblers stadium on Sunday.
With the two teams having opened a gap on the rest of the pack at the top of the log, Sundayâ??s encounter could have a big influence on the outcome of the league.
Namibian welterweight champion Tyson Uushona has accused boxing promoter Nestor Tobias of trying to avoid him and has in stead started looking for opponents in South Africa.
Uushona earlier stated that he is keen to fight Ali Nuumbembe in a rematch of their Namibian welterweight title fight which Uushona won more than three years ago.
The Liverpool Supporters Club of Namibia (LSCN) continues to grow with three more branches in Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Usakos scheduled to open this weekend.
The Usakos meeting will start at 15h00 at the Usakos Pub and Entertainment Centre, while the Swakopmund meeting will start at 11h00 at the Rafters Pub. The Walvis Bay meeting starts at The Bistro at 16h00.
Orlando Pirates will play Civics in the second round of the MTC NFA Cup competition at Walvis Bayâ??s Kuisebmund Stadium on Sunday, March 30.
In probably the match of the second round, last seasonâ??s runners-up Pirates take on the league champions Civics and an explosive encounter can be expected.
Johan Diergaardt has been appointed as the caretaker coach of Namibiaâ??s national rugby team.
The Namibia Rugby Union, who announced Diergaardtâ??s appointment in a press release on Monday, said that he would be assisted by Hakkies Louw.