Archive - Feb 25, 2010
Namibia gave a brilliant all round performance to take a commanding lead after the first day of their three-day SAA Challenge match against Western Province in Cape Town on Thursday.
With Louis Klazinga and Craig Williams in great form with the ball, Namibia skittled WP out for 70 runs in their first innings. Namibia’s batsmen then came to the party with some big contributions and at stumps Namibia had reached 248/4 for a lead of 178 runs with six first innings wickets still remaining.
The Namibian Welwitschias rugby team opens its account in the 2010 Vodacom Cup competition on Saturday when they host the Griffons at the Hage Geingob National Rugby Stadium.
It will be the first time since 2002 that Namibia will compete in the Vodacom Cup competition, which serves as a feeder system for South Africa’s provincial franchises, where they can groom new players before they are exposed to South Africa’s top provincial competition, the Currie Cup.
Bafana Bafana head coach Carlos Alberto Parreira announced a 22-man squad to play Namibia’s Brave Warriors in an international friendly in Durban next Wednesday. The side consists mostly of local based players in the South African Premier Soccer League, while South Africa’s top foreign-based players have not been called up to the squad.
Some of the top professionals who are missing include their all-time leading goalscorer Benny McCarthy who joined West Ham United this month and has scored 35 goals in 83 appearances for Bafana Bafana.
Namibia will host the 10th Junior and Senior African Gymnastics Championships and the African Continental Games qualifiers for the 2010 Youth Olympics in Walvis Bay from 28 February 28 to 13 March.
Bank Windhoek is the main sponsor of the event that will see more than 400 gymnasts from an estimated 16 African countries competing for honours at the Walvis Bay Indoor Sport Complex.
Orlando Pirates team manager Mario Carreira talks about their 1-0 victory over Hotspurs on February 24, 2010.