Archive - Jul 4, 2012
Namibia created history by winning all the titles at the South African Under 13 Badminton Championships in Cape Town last week.
It was the first time ever that a team had won all the team and individual titles on offer at the South African Championships and further underlined the growing force that Namibian badminton has become on the African continent.
The president of the Namibian Badminton Federation Jurgen Leicher said he was astounded by the team’s success.
Namibia’s Brave Warriors were the biggest climbers in Africa on the latest FIFA rankings released on Tuesday as they shot up 17 places to 117 in the world.
In the period under review they beat Kenya 1-0 at home in a World Cup qualifying match and drew 0-0 against Liberia at home in a African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Namibia are now ranked eighth in the SADC region, which is headed by the African champions Zambia, who have a world ranking of 41.
Flyhalf Theuns Kotze came to Namibia’s rescue with a converted try and a drop goal in the final minutes of the match as they narrowly beat Senegal 20-18 in their Africa Cup Division B rugby match in Antananarivo, Madagascar on Wednesday afternoon.
Senegal seemed set for a shock victory when they held an 18-10 lead with less than ten minutes to go.
Kotze caught Senegal’s defence by surprise as he took a quick tap penalty to dart over for a try under the posts, which he converted himself to narrow the deficit to 18-17.