Archive - Feb 2006 - Story
Ramblers pulled off a shock 2-1 win against DTS in a menâ??s Premier League indoor hockey match on February 27.
Ramblers hadnâ??t won a match all season and were firmly entrenched at the bottom of the log, while DTS just two days earlier went down 4-3 to Unam in the final of the Unam Pepsi Indoor Tournament. But they didnâ??t have an answer against a fired-up Ramblers who defended superbly and caught DTS with quick counter-attacks.
Ramblers maintained their lead in the womenâ??s indoor Hockey Premier league after beating DTS 1-0 on February 27.
But they were pushed all the way by a determined DTS team, and were quite lucky to come away with a victory.
President Hifikepunye Pohamba urged Namibiaâ??s Commonwealth Games contingent to emulate the examples set by predecessors like Frank Fredericks at the upcoming Games in Melbourne, Australia.
â??In the past Namibian sportsmen and women participated at the Games and many did our country proud by winning medals and gaining international recognition,â? he said when the team paid a courtesy call at State House on February 27.
Unam won the menâ??s Premier League title at the Pepsi Unam Indoor Hockey tournament on February 25, after beating DTS 4-3 in the final.
Unam staged a great comeback to take the title. DTS streaked into a 3-0 lead within six minutes with goals by Emile Visser (2) and Michael Hough, but Unam staged a great comeback. Erwin Handura, Siabonga Martins, Joseph Kashamako and Heini Swarrtbooi all scored in the second six-minute stanza to win the match and the title.
Western Suburbs managed to overcome a very muddy pitch and a robust Unam to win their Premier League rugby match 15-5 at Suburbs Park in Khomasdal on February 25.
Suburbsâ?? flyhalf Attie du Plessis scored a try, a conversion and a penalty, but only after the Suburbs management lambasted him during an injury break. Du Plessis had a terrible first half, knocking the ball on, on numerous occasions and putting his backline under pressure with poor decisions and weak passes.
Salomo David of Welwitschia 77 Club in Windhoek won the Rossing Namibia Marathon Championships for the third year in a row in Swakopmund on February 25, 2006.
David completed the 42,2km standard marathon in a relatively slow time of 2:30:02, which was well below his personal best of 2:22 set in 2005 and way off the course record of 2:11:23 that Luketz Swartbooi set in 1992.
Paddy Murphy won the National Triathlon Championships in Swakopmund on February 25.
Running in the veteranâ??s category the 44-year-old Murphy completed the 1,3km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run in a time of 2:03:51.
Namibia will be represented by 17 swimmers at the South African Telkom National Age Group Championships, which start at Durban Kings Park Aquatic Centre on February 22, 2006.
The championships cater for junior swimmers at the first level of development and are the biggest age group development competition in the southern African region. The
Namibia Breweries through its brand Pepsi, on February 21 announced a N$10 000 sponsorship for the Pepsi Indoor Hockey Tournament that takes place at the University of Namibia on Saturday, February 25.
Defending champions Ramblers hammered Wanderers 9-3 to take a commanding lead in the womenâ??s Indoor Hockey Premier League on February 18.
With captain Silke Pennefather in great form, Ramblers streaked into a 5-1 lead by halftime.