Archive - Apr 2, 2012
Brave Warriors coach Bernard Kaanjuka has announced a squad of 18 players for the exhibition match against a Namibian Shadow team on Sunday, April 8.
The match will form part of the Namibian Newspaper Cup competition, where the national team takes on a Shadow Team, made up of the top players from the competition. This year’s Namibia Newspaper Cup competition takes place in southern Namibia in Keetmanshoop from April 6 to 9.
The majority of the Brave Warriors squad consists of players that Kaanjuka has assembled since he became national coach six months ago.
Namibia completed their Cricket South Africa season on a disappointing note with a four-wicket defeat in their 50-over match against Eastern Province in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
The result saw Namibia finish second last on the log, after losing five and winning just one of their seven matches, with the other one ending in a no result.
EP won the toss and sent Namibia in to bat, who got off to a solid start as Gerhard Rudolph and Ian Opperman put on 49 runs for the first wicket.
Louis Botha and Kerstin Gressmann were the men and women’s singles winners at the Namibia Tennis Association’s second tournament of the year over the weekend.
In the men’s final, the top seeded Botha received stiff opposition from Johan de Witt, before he won the match in three sets - 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 - to take the title.
The quality of the match was of a high standard and the intensity was just as high causing the players to show their emotions at stages and interact with the crowd.
Some excellent results were recorded at the Coca Cola National Schools Athletics Championships over the weekend with a total of 16 new records being established.
This was a big improvement on the eight records that were established at last year’s championships, although four of the new records came in the 2 000m steeplechase event which was held for the first time.