Archive - Mar 19, 2009
Several sporting events have been organised for this weekend to coincide with the 19th Independence Celebrations of Namibia. In Keetmanshoop, the Brave Warriors will take on Botswana in an international friendly at the J Stephanus Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Also in Keetmanshoop, the Windhoek Rugby Club will take on the Keetmanshoop Rugby Club, also known as Harlequins, in a special match to form part of the celebrations.
On Saturday evening there will be a Triple Header Independence Day Boxing Bonanza at the Windhoek Country Club with three Pan African title fights on the programme.
Jonay Briedenhann of the Namib Swimming Academy was the top swimmer at Gala 9 which was held simultaneously at the Western Suburbs Pool in Windhoek and in Swakopmund on Wednesday, producing three of the top five performances at the gala.
In the Girls 19 & Over category she won the 50m breaststroke for a total of 633 FINA points; the 50m freestyle in 28,91 seconds for a total of 617 FINA points, and the 50m butterfly in 30,93 seconds for a total of 610 FINA points.
Making the adjustments needed to convert good performances in multi-day cricket into the shorter format of the limited-overs game will be the biggest challenge facing Namibia in this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, according to captain Louis Burger. Burger led his side to the final of the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup last year, losing in a thriller to Ireland in Port Elizabeth.
Unam Giants have opened up a five point lead at the top of the Telecom National Indoor Hockey Men’s Premier League.
Unam won their opening four matches in record style, scoring 32 goals in the process, to go to the top of the log on 15 points. The only other unbeaten team in the league, DTS is lying second on 10 points after winning their opening three matches, while Wanderers are third on six points from three matches.