Archive - Mar 7, 2011
The Football for Heath program moved another step forward towards the implementation process as FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) officials visited Namibia last week.
Following the recent visit of FIFA’s Chairman of Medical Committee Jiri Dvorak, Namibia was also visited by FIFA’s Head of the Research Centre, Astrid Junge and Dr Coin Fuller, a Researcher with the F-MARC in Zurich.
Junior cyclist Till Drobisch was the overall winner of the Tour de Windhoek which finished in Windhoek on Sunday. The 18-year-old Drobisch finished the four-stage event in a combined time of 6:05:14, to finish 26 seconds ahead of second placed Ingram Cuff, while Tjipe Murangi came third in an overall time of 6:12:16. Victor Krohne came fourth (6:12:24) and Mike Swanepoel fifth (6:15:54).
Going into the final stage which consisted of a 100km road race on Sunday, Drobisch held a narrow 11 second advantage over Cuff, but he managed to win the stage and extend his overall lead.
WHS Athletics Club was the overall winner of the Coca Cola Top Ten Club Championships that took place at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Saturday.
WHS won the competition with a total of 5 809 points, with Golden Cheetahs Athletics Club coming a close second with 5 475 points. Welwitschia 77 Athletics Club came third on 4 819 points and the NDF Athletics Club came fourth on 3 133 points. It was the seventh time that WHS had won the title since the competition’s inception in 1998.
The Brave Gladiators are set to play a friendly match against Botswana as part of the Namibian Independence celebrations on 19 March at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek.
The match will be part of the Gladiators’ preparations for their second round Olympic qualifier against the number one ranked women’s team in Africa, Nigeria on April 2 in Lagos.