Archive - Sep 25, 2008
Boxing tops the bill this weekend with Namibia’s welterweight champion, Tyson Uushona making his long awaited comeback on Saturday night.
Uushona, who is still unbeaten after 14 pro fights, hasn’t fought competitively for more than a year but has been training hard and is raring to go.
But it wont be easy as his opponent, Richard Hwata of Zimbabwe is a seasoned pro with a record of 16 fights, 12 wins and four defeats and could prove to be a difficult customer.
Eleven Arrows’ new owner Johnny Doeseb has vowed to turn the coastal team into serious title contenders after making an assessment of their needs and bringing in several top players.
‘When I took over the team I made an assessment of our strengths and weaknesses. I saw that we lost a lot of unnecessary matches last season – if we capitalised on our opportunities we could well have won the league. So we have identified our weak areas and we have strengthened all these departments,” he told Namibia Sport.
The MTC Development Hockey Tournament takes place on Saturday at the Doc Jubber Hockey Fields in Olympia.
The Development Tournament formed an integral part of the annual hockey calendar during the Nineties when the Standard Bank Hockey Development Programme was still going strong. Hockey was introduced to all 13 regions of Namibia and teams from these regions battled it out in the Development Tournament on an annual basis.
Standard Bank however stopped its sponsorship at the beginning of the decade and the tournament has not been held since 2002.