Archive - Aug 21, 2012
More than 1 000 athletes will compete in the Confederation of Southern Africa School Sport Associations (Cosassa) Ball Games which will be hosted by Namibia on August 31 and September 1.
At the launch of the Games on Tuesday, the national coordinator of the Namibia School Sport Union (NSSU) Solly Duiker said Namibia had offered to host the event to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the NSSU and school sport in Namibia.
“The NSSU offered to host the Ball Games on behalf of Cosassa because we are celebrating our 21st anniversary of school sport in Namibia,” he said.
Namibia’s Under-17 national soccer team will depart for Gaborone on Wednesday to participate in a Four Nations Tournament organised by the Botswana Football Association.
According to the Namibian team manager Dawid Morgan, the team of 20 players will be coached by Orlando Pirates coach Christy Guruseb and will be assisted by the NFA In-house coach Ricardo Mannetti.
The tournament starts on Thursday, 23 August and ends on Saturday, 25 August and will also feature the hosts Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Swaziland.
Nepal beat Namibia by 39 runs in their Under 19 Cricket World Cup playoff match on Tuesday, with the result that Namibia will now play off for 15th position against Zimbabwe in their final match on Thursday.
Nepal elected to bat after winning the toss and posted 219 runs for seven wickets in their 50 overs. Namibia got bogged down by Nepal’s accurate bowling and could not maintain the asking run rate and were eventually all out for 180 runs.
After electing to bat, Nepal were soon in trouble when Andre Engelbrecht dismissed Fajlur Rahman for 5 with the total on 11.