Archive - May 9, 2012
Immanuel “Prince” Naidjala will be the main attraction when he defends his WBO Interim Africa title against Emilio Norfat of Kenya at the Windhoek Country Club on June 8.
Namibian boxing promoter Nestor Tobias announced the boxing bonanza at a press conference on Wednesday, which will see a further nine bouts on the undercard.
Tobias said that Norfat would be a tough prospect after he gave an impressive performance against Namibia’s WBO African bantamweight champion Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda in June last year.
Orlando Pirates and Tigers shared the spoils in a 1-all draw at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday night.
Ronaldo Tsowaseb put Pirates ahead on 42m but Benson Shilongo equalised for Tigers early in the second half.
In an open, attacking match full of chances for both sides, Tigers striker Benson Shilongo headed over the bar from a corner on 9m while Tigers keeper Athiel Mbaha just managed to parry away a cracking shot by Engelhardt Kahua 2m later.
The Brave Warriors climbed one place on the latest Coca Cola/FIFA rankings released on Wednesday.
The Namibians are now ranked 120 in the world and 35 in Africa.
In the period under review Namibia did not play a FIFA sanctioned match.
In the SADC region, Zambia are the highest ranked nation with a world ranking of 40 and are fifth in Africa.
Namibia’s national Under 20 soccer coach Ricardo Mannetti is proud of his team’s performance in Kigali and aims to do well at the COSAFA Youth Championships later this year.
Namibia lost 2-1 away to Rwanda on Saturday to lose 4-1 on aggregate and bow out of the continental youth championships qualifiers, but coach Ricardo Mannetti reckons his charges were much better off in the second game.