Archive - 2006 - Story
SKW came from a goal down to beat Blue Waters 3-2 in their opening match of the season at the SKW field on Saturday, November 11.
Blue Waters went ahead in the 23rd minute through Celestine Wasserfall who scrambled the ball home from a goalmouth melee.
Namibia qualified for the 2007 Rugby World Cup after convincingly beating Morocco 27-8 in Casablanca on November 11.
Despite holding an 18-point advantage after winning the first leg 25-7 in Windhoek, Namibia went all out for a victory. They soaked up Moroccoâ??s pressure with a great disciplined and defensive display, and then put the issue beyond doubt with some great tries in the second half.
Orlando Pirates opened the new season with a 1-0 win against Premiership newcomers Friends at Windhoekâ??s Independence Stadium on Saturday, November 11.
Pirates midfielder Klaas Blom gave Pirates an early lead when he pounced onto a defensive mix-up to slot a loose ball past Bonny Tsuob in the second minute.
Black Africa produced the first upset of the new Namibia Premier League season when they beat defending champions 1-0 at Windhoek Independence Stadium on Saturday, November 11.
The second half had barely begun before youthful striker Jerome Louis pounced on to a cross by Elvis Kauhima to steer the ball past Sitali Mulife for the only goal of the match.
Namibian Cycling stamped its authority on the continent on Friday 10 November at the 2006 African Cycling Championships in Mauritius, when Dan Craven snatched the silver medal in the individual time trial and his team mates split the top six positions with the South Africans.
Namibian cyclists got off to a great start in the 30km time trial event at the African Cycling Championships in Mauritius today.
Dan Craven came second to win a silver medal, while Namibia had a total of three cyclists finishing amongst the top six competitors. Erik Hoffmann came fourth and Jacques Celliers sixth.
SKW stiker Arent von Stryk wants to make an impression in the Namibian team which faces Zimbabwe in an international soccer friendly in Harare on November 15.
Von Stryk is a late inclusion in the Brave Warriors team and said he wanted to prove his mettle at national level.
Finally the 2006/07 Namibia Premier League gets underway with matches in Windhoek, Outjo and Oshakati this weekend.
The pick of Saturdayâ??s matches will be the encounter between the league champions Civics and Black Africa, while SKW and African Stars face tough encounters against the visiting Blue Waters and Eleven Arrows.
Black Africa beat Orlando Pirates 4-2 in a penalty shootout in pre-season soccer friendly at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday night (8 November).
The match followed the FNB Cup launch and although the traditional arch-rivals both fielded many new youngsters, they produced some exciting soccer that kept the 2 000-strong crowd entertained throughout.
The FNB Cup, which this year amounts to N$500 000, was launched at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on November 8.
Close to N$300 000 of the sponsorship will go towards prize money, while the rest will go towards marketing and administrative expenses.