Archive - Apr 3, 2012
Namibian swimmers gave their best performance in years at the South African Level 2 Gala in Durban last week, winning a total of 25 medals and finishing fourth out of 46 teams.
The Namibian team of 13 swimmers won 12 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze medals, while it also won another silver in a relay event. They also set 120 personal best times and reached 78 finals out of 106 individual entries.
Frank Bombosch and Genevieve Weber emerged as the winners of the MTN Offroad Triathlon which was hosted by Otb Sport and held at the Friedenau Dam outside Windhoek on Sunday.
The event saw a big turnout of more than 200 competitors, which was the biggest turnout for the past 25 years according to 2010 winner Patrick de Goede.
"I think it's safe to say that this is the best local field ever assembled on Namibian soil in the 25 years triathlon has been around," he said.
Namibia will host Zambia, South Africa and Westphalia in a Four Nations Under-17 tournament at Walvis Bay over the Easter break.
The Under-17 tournament will be played at the Kuisebmund Stadium from 5 to 9 April and will provide youngsters with a great chance to prove themselves at international level.
According to the Namibian team’s assistant coach Gerald Guther, his team is geared up for the competition.
“It will be a great chance for the boys to lift their game and playing against these countries will encourage our players,” Guther said.
MTC reiterated its support for Cricket Namibia at a function on Tuesday to welcome Canada to Namibia in preparation for the ICC Intercontinental Cup match that starts on Thursday.
MTC’s Head of Human Capital & Corporate Affairs, Tim Ekandjo said that cricket was the best organised sport code in Namibia and that they were proud of their involvement with the code.
Black Africa midfielder Bryan Bantam won the FNB Player of the Month award for March after receiving the most votes from our panel of judges. But it was a close run affair as he just pipped SKW winger Joslin Kamatuka to the prize.
Bantam received four votes, Kamatuka three votes and Civics striker Sadney Urikhob one vote.
Bantam was very relieved when he heard the news, saying it was second time lucky.
“It feels great that I’ve finally won the award, because I was nominated before this season but did not win then,” he said.