Archive - Mar 9, 2011
National rugby coach Johan Diergaardt has called up Jane du Toit from Cape club Hamiltons to the Welwitschias squad to take on Western Province at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday.
According to Diergaardt the Welwitschias currently had a crisis at prop, with regular loose head prop Johnny Redelinghuis just having recovered from a calf injury, while the Welwitschias’ Maori prop Errol Weston has returned to New Zealand.
Brave Warriors caretaker coach Brian Isaacs has called up 18 players to travel to Botswana for the Intentional friendly match at Maun on March 16.
The team, which comprises mainly of players that were part of the international friendly match against Malawi in February, was named on Wednesday and is expected to meet for camp on Sunday March 13 at the Safari Hotel in Windhoek.
The squad sees the return of Black Africa defender Hartman Toromba as well as Eleven Arrows defender Chris Katjiukua.
Christiaan Lampbrecht and Christine Briedenhann, both of the Namib Swimming Academy, recorded the fastest overall times at the Namibia Swimming Union’s (NSU) annual aquapentathlon last Saturday.
Swimmers are required to swim a total of five events after which their times are added up to give a combined overall time. The five events are the 200m Individual Medley, 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 100m freestyle. Swimmers in the eight and under age group had to do the 200m IM, 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.
A total of eighteen games, featuring 300 youngsters under the age of 17, with eighteen youth coaches at two venues in Windhoek, kicked off the Khomas Under 17 League at Sam Nujoma B Stadium in Dolam and John Ya Otto Stadium in Wanaheda over the weekend of the 5 – 6 March 2011.
The League which is to be played until July 2011, features 18 teams with only two NPL teams being represented in the development league, and six Khomas Second Division teams being represented.
Brave Warriors caretaker coach, Brian Isaacs said that he would concentrate on strengthening the defence when they play against Botswana on Wednesday in Maun.
“We will need a strong defence against Burkina Faso, so that is what we will be working on when we face Botswana next week,” Isaacs said.
“Of all our foreign based players, none of them play in defence and that is why the match against Botswana will be important, we will be able to test out who we can use on the defence,” he added.