Archive - 2008
Prowealth reaffirmed its commitment to cycling in Namibia when it renewed contracts with its four top cyclists in Windhoek on Wednesday afternoon.
Prowealth group of companies, which is an integrated financial services provider, became involved in started cycling six years ago and since then their support has grown slowly but surely.
More than 200 young aspirant athletes turned up for the opening day of the annual Air Namibia Athletics Coaching and Training Clinic run by sports consultant Quinton Steele Botes at Windhoekâ??s Independence Stadium on Wednesday, January 9.
Louis Burger is back as captain of the Namibian cricket team which will face Zimbabwe in their SAA Challenge and Cup matches at Windhoekâ??s Wanderers field this weekend.
Namibia play Zimbabwe A in the three day SAA Challenge competition from January 10 to 12 and in the One Day SAA Cup competition on January 13.
Namibiaâ??s national Under 19 cricket team is hard at work in preparation for the Cricket Junior World Cup tournament which starts in Malaysia next month.
According to team manager Kallie Engelbrecht, the players are in top shape and should be at their peak when the tournament gets underway.
Namibiaâ??s Brave Warriors will face Kenya in Windhoek on May 30 in the opening match of their World Cup 2010 preliminary round Group 2 competition.
Footballâ??s world governing body FIFA recently released the fixtures for the World Cup preliminary matches, according to which Namibia will play six preliminary qualifying matches this year.
By Helge Schutz
Namibiaâ??s prospects to do well at the African Cup of Nations finals suffered a blow when they lost 3-0 to Egypt in a friendly match on January 5.
Granted, there were several factors counting against Namibia, not least being that Egypt are the defending AFCON champions and they were playing at home in front of 15 000 passionate fans.
Namibiaâ??s lack of defensive structure and Egyptâ??s greater physical strength led to Egyptâ??s 3-0 victory in their friendly soccer match in Aswan on Saturday evening, according to Namibian assistant coach Ronnie Kanalelo.
Egypt beat Namibia 3-0 in their friendly soccer match at Aswan on Saturday evening.
Namibia did well to hold Egypt to a 0-0 draw at halftime, but the Egyptians finished the match stronger to score three unanswered goals in the second half.
Namibiaâ??s Brave Warriors face Egypt in a friendly match in Aswan on Saturday, January 5, starting at 18h30 Namibian time.
The match will serve as final preparation for new coach Arie Schans before Namibiaâ??s final squad for the African Cup of Nations finals in Ghana is announced. After the Egypt friendly Namibia will leave for Dakar on Monday, to take on Senegal in another friendly match in Dakar on January 12.