Archive - Jan 17, 2012
The Namibian Tennis Association (NTA) played host to 104 of Southern Africa’s best junior tennis players at the recent ITF/CAT Southern Africa Junior Championships.
Bob Mould, President of the NTA, said: “We are proud to host this important tournament which brings together the best young tennis players from 11 different countries.”
Players from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe participated in the week-long competition.
Paulus “The Hitman” Moses said he will work hard at the gym to make sure that he wins the WBO interim lightweight title when he faces off against current holder Ricky Burns in Scotland on March 10.
“I will go to the gym and work hard to make sure that I will be ready in time for the fight,” Moses said.
“I have already been training, I didn’t take a break over the festive holidays. My trainer was away and is back now and he can work well with me and make sure that I will be ready for the fight,” the former WBA world titleholder said.
Bethuel “Tyson” Uushona and Martin Haikali’s fights that were scheduled to take place in Accra, Ghana on Saturday have been postponed to February 25.
Trainer and promoter, Nestor Tobias said the event where the two boxers were supposed to fight had to be postponed due to the television dates clashing with the Afcon tournament which is due to start on 21 January.
“The promoter said that he had to postpone the fight because of TV dates and they will clash with the Afcon football tournament,” Tobias said.
Namibia’s poor run in the Cricket South Africa series continued when they lost both their 3-Day Challenge and T20 match against Easterns in Benoni over the weekend.
In the 3-Day Challenge, Namibia won the toss and elected to bat, but they were soon in trouble as Gerhard Rudolph (3), Christi Viljoen (4) and Craig Williams (0) were all dismissed cheaply.
Pikkie Ya France (22) and Gerrie Snyman (13) gave Namibia brief hope, but after that the wickets tumbled regularly. Only new cap Gert Dippenaar (21) managed to reach double figures as Namibia were all out for a paltry 96.