Archive - May 2008
A late goal by Costa Khaiseb gave Namibia a winning start in their 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign when they beat Kenya 2-1 in Windhoek on Saturday.
Wilko Risser gave Namibia an early lead with a great volley but Kenya equalised through Allan Wetende on 39 minutes.
A goal in the final minutes gave African Stars a rather lucky 1-all draw against Black Africa on Friday night.
In a match of nearly identical halves, Black Africa defender Moses Katjiteo was red carded for a foul on Brouwers Litombo on 27 minutes. But despite being a man down, BA took the lead through Masepo Dausab when he pounced onto a goalkeeping error seven minutes before halftime.
The Brave Warriorsâ?? World Cup qualifying campaign finally starts with a match against Kenya at Windhoekâ??s Independence Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The match had been preceded by lots of drama off the field in Kenya and Namibia.
Namibia Premier League
19h00 Black Africa v African Stars, Khomasdal Stadium
World Cup 2010 qualifying match
Windhoek Independence Stadium
15h00 Namibia v Kenya
MTC Rugby Premier League
Brave Warriors coach Arie Schans held a meeting with Namibian sports journalists on Thursday to try and explain his vision for Namibian soccer as well as to respond to â??unfounded criticismâ?? levelled against him.
Orlando Pirates coach Brian Isaacs has admitted that his side stands a good chance of snatching the league title this season but is at the same time wary of his opponents in the remaining fixtures.
Brave Warriors coach Arie Schans is keen to select Oshikandela Ramblersâ?? prolific striker John Samson for the national team, but his availability is being hampered by burocratic delays.
Schans said at a press conference that he had asked the Namibia Football Association to try and arrange a Namibian passport for the Samson, who is a citizen of Sierra Leone, but up till now he had not received an answer yet.
The proposed friendly rugby match between a Namibian Invitational team and Vodacom Western Province on June 7 hit a snag on Thursday when the official sponsors of Namibian rugby, MTC, raised its objection to the staging of the match.
Brave Warriors coach Arie Schans has backed his side to do well when they open their World Cup qualifying campaign against Kenya in Windhoek on Saturday.
â??I have trust in these players because if I did not have trust in them I would not be here and Iâ??d fly back to Holland the next day. I think the players we have here at this moment are the best we have in Namibia,â? he said.
By Gilbert Wandera
All Kenyaâ??s foreign-based players have joined the Harambee Stars camp at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, ahead of Saturdayâ??s World Cup/Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Namibia.