Archive - Jul 28, 2010
Daniel Nghipandulwa was Namibia’s best performer on the opening day of the 17th African Senior Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday.
Nghipandulwa finished fourth in Heat Three of the 800m in a time of 1:52:12 to to qualify for the semifinals which will be held on Thursday afternoon.
Nghipandulwa has been drawn in ther first 800m semifinal, alongside South Africa’s 800m world champion, Mbulauni Mulaudzi, who set the fastest time in the heats of 1:43,58.
Namibia’s sprinters did not do too well on the opening day.
The Nestor “Sunshine” Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy is looking for funds to be able to host the International Boxing Bonanza at the Kuisebmund Hall in Walvis Bay on August 7.
On the night Martin Haikali will defend his WBO African lightweight title against Sydney Maluleka from South Africa.
The owner of the academy, Nestor Tobias appealed to local business people and the private sector to come on board and sponsor the event.
Namibian professional cyclist Erik Hoffmann has been in great form in Germany lately and on Sunday won the Great Rebland Tour in the Baden Wurtemburg town of Wittnau. Riding for the Baier Landshut team, Hoffmann beat a field of more than 100 cyclists to comfortably win the 112km event in a time of 2:52:53.
Christian Heule of Team Burgi FIDI BC followed in second place, 10 seconds behind, while his team mate Mirco Saggiorato came third, 23 seconds behind.
During the final week of the FIFA World Cup the Football for Hope Festival 2010 assembled 32 teams that represent the power of the game for social change.
The Festival 2010 was an official event of the FIFA World Cup and was organised by FIFA, streetfootballworld, the Organising Committee of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the City of Johannesburg.