Archive - Jan 2009
Namibia found the going tough on the second day of the Youth Fistball World Cup with both the men and women`s teams losing to Austria.
Namibia 1 Austria 3
Namibia`s men`s team put up a great fight before losing 3-1 to Austria. After a furious start Namibia took a 3-1 lead in the first set. Namibian spiker Viggo von Scheliha made his mark with some hard hitting shots but not much separated the sides as they drew level at 6-all. Austria took a 9-8 lead and called for a time out which worked to their advantage as they won the first set 11-8.
Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses is in top shape and raring to go for his WBA lightweight world title fight against the champion Yusuke Kobori of Japan on Saturday. Moses’ trainer Nestor Tobias told Namibia Sport via email that Moses has built up a large following of fans and media in Yokahama where the fight will take place.
Namibia’s men’s team pulled off a great 3-0 victory against Chile at the Fistball Youth World Cup which started in Swakopmund on Thursday.
Namibia were soundly beaten by Brazil in their opening match but then regrouped and produced a great team effort to record their first victory against Chile.
Namibia’s women’s team lost their opening match 3-0 to Brazil.
Namibia 3 Chile 0
Playing in windy conditions, both teams displayed great defensive play, but Namibia, playing at a high tempo, broke through to take a 2-0 lead.