Archive - Jul 2008
Namibiaâ€™s Riekie Honiball qualified for her second successive final at the ITF Junior South and Central African circuit in Windhoek on Thursday.
After beating Natasha Fourouclas in last weekendâ€™s singles final, Honiball once again reached the final of the second ITF Junior competition, but she had to pull out all the stops to beat South Africaâ€™s Kaylea Sher.
St Paul's College dominated the Namibia Sport Dynamics Coca Cola Schools Hockey Development programme which was recently concluded in Windhoek.
They won all but two of the leagues from U8 to U14 level for hockey teams in Windhoek from schools featuring St Pauls, Windhoek Gymnasium, Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaat Skool (WAP), Pioniers Park and St Georges.
Namibiaâ€™s biggest schools rugby competition, the Metropolitan Boards Rugby Trophy enters the semifinal stage this weekend and some exciting encounters can be expected.
Windhoek High School are the defending champions in the U19 Super League but they will have to be at their best if they hope to retain their title. They have been involved in two close encounters against their traditional archrivals, HTS, this season winning their Classic Clashes encounter 15-8, but losing 12-3 at the HTS Schools Championships. WHS were also pushed all the way by Walvis Bay before winning their schools league match 23-20 earlier this season.
Namibia has selected a strong team to face Zimbabwe in a Rugby World Cup qualifying match in Windhoek on Saturday.
Eighthman Jacques Burger, who excelled for Namibia at the Rugby World Cup last year, has been called up and will represent Namibia for the first time this year.
Namibiaâ€™s Riekie Honiball progressed to the semifinals of the ITF Junior Circuit South and Central African Championships in Windhoek on Wednesday after a hard fought victory over South Africaâ€™s Natasha Fourouclas.
The second seeded Honiball won the first set 6-3, but Fourouclas made a strong comeback to take the second set 6-3.
Honiball however wore Fourouclas down in the third set with her strong groundstrokes to take the set 6-2 and book a place in the semifinals.
Standard Bank and Walvis Bay Gymnastics Club hosted a brilliant second Qualifying National Rhythmic Championships in Walvis Bay on July 25 and 26.
During the two-day competition more than 120 rhythmic gymnasts from Tsumeb Gym Club, SKW in Windhoek, Ocean View Gym Club in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay Gymnastics Club visited the Walvis Bay Indoor Sport Complex to compete at the competition.
Five Namibian junior cyclists competed at the Junior World Cycling Championships in Cape Town on July 18-20.
Although none of the five could make it to the finish, since the slower cyclists are removed by the officials, they all gained valuable experience against the best junior cyclists from around the world.
Agnes Samaria set a new Namibian record of 4:05,30 over 1 500m when she finished fifth at the Herculis Super Grand Prix in Monte Carlo on Tuesday evening.
The race was won by Russiaâ€™s Natalya Panteleyeva, who beat Australiaâ€™s Sarah Jamieson in a sprint to the line over the last 50m. Panteleyeva won in a time of 4:02,56, followed by Jamieson (4:03,03) and Natalia Rodriguez of Spain (4:03,68).
Sylwia Ejdys of Poland came fourth in 4:04,46 and Samaria fifth in 4:05,30.
Samariaâ€™s time improved her previous Namibian record of 4:05,43 that she set in Athens on July 13.
Civics defender-cum-midfielder Jamu Ngatjizeko won the MTC Player of the Year award at the NFAâ€™s annual awards ceremony on Tuesday night.
Ngatjizeko, who had a great season for the Brave Warriors as well as Civics, who finished second in the league, won the award ahead of the other nominees, Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Athiel Mbaha and Ramblers striker John Samson.
About 200 people attended the awards ceremony at the National Theatre of Namibia, which was quite controversial, to say the least.
The Namibia Football Association has issued a statement absolving all players or officials of any blame following an alleged drinking spree at their hotel in Witbank on Saturday evening.
Kickoff website reported that drunk Namibia players went on the rampage in Witbank on Saturday night, trashing a room at their hotel and causing damage estimated at R5 000.