Namibian professional cyclist Erik Hoffmann successfully defended his title to win the Backnang Waldrems race in Germany on Sunday. Hoffmann won the 85km event in a time of 2 hours 3 minutes 28 seconds, beating Rolf Hofbauer and Leif Lampater from Germany to the line.
It was the second year in a row that Hoffmann had won the event, against some of the top up-and-coming cyclists in Germany.
Namibia’s premier Cup competition, the Cell One NFA Cup takes centre stage this weekend with second round matches taking place at three venues throughout Namibia. In one of the most highly anticipated matches, Orlando Pirates will face Civics at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Friday night.
Civics have been in hot form recently and have not lost a match since January 23, when they lost to Tigers. Since then they have remained unbeaten, winning seven matches and drawing one, to move up to third position on the Premier League log, just five points behind leaders SKW.
Namibia survived a huge scare against hosts Kenya to join USA, Chile and Romania as the winners on the opening day of the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 2009 in Nairobi on Tuesday.
The African Under 19 champions seemed to heading for a surprise defeat against a Kenyan side roared on by their vocal supporters at the RFUEA Grounds until wing Nathan Ockhuizen found a way through to score under the posts in the dying minutes to seal a 22-17 victory.