Archive - Jul 10, 2012
Namibian rugby’s prowess in Africa over the past decade has come under threat following their defeat to Madagascar on Sunday which has made qualification for the 2015 Rugby World Cup much more difficult to attain.
Namibia has qualified for the last four Rugby World Cups in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011, but qualification for 2015 will now be much more difficult following their 57-54 defeat to Madagascar on Sunday in the final of the IRB Africa Cup Division 1B competition.
Namibian referees again answer a CAF call-up this weekend as they will officiate the CAF Confederation Cup play-off match between giant-killers Black Leopards of South Africa and Al Merreikh of Sudan on Saturday.
MTC Premiership Referee of the Season Rainhold Shikongo will lead a four-man Namibian delegation that will include MTC Premiership Assistant Referee of the Season David Shaanika, as well as Helmut Andreas and Simson Shahungu.
The quartet leaves for South Africa on Friday and returns home on Sunday and Shaanika said his team was looking forward to the challenge.
The Namibian Youth Boys Beach Volleyball national team left for the FIVB Youth World Championships on Sunday. The team consists of Tin Hlupic and Gerard Fischer and is being accompanied by Antero Epifanio as coach.
Hlupic and Fischer will be the first team representing Namibia in the Youth Beach Volleyball World Championships in the history of Namibian Volleyball.
‘This is a great opportunity for the pair to gain very important international experience, which will be critical in their further development as players’, mentioned NVF president Heiko Diehl.
The Basketball Artists School, consisting of Primary School children, pulled off a sensational triumph to win the trophy at the Khomas High School League in Windhoek last Saturday.
In the playoffs at Augustineum School, the girls of the Basketball Artists School (BAS) first defeated the very strong Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School 40-31 in the semi-final.
Then in the final, they gave Khomas High School no chance with en emphatic 42-14 victory.
The fifth round of the Bank Windhoek Namibian National Enduro Series will be hosted at Albrechtshöhe this coming Saturday, July 14.
The Albrechtshöhe event is co-sponsored by Sat Com, which is also the supplier and sponsor of timing equipment of the series.
The race will take place on the Meyer farm and will again test the riders in the rocky landscape.