Archive - Jan 2009 - Story
A 63rd minute goals by Harold Kazerua gave African Stars a 1-0 victory over Orlando Pirates in front of 6 000 fans at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Friday evening. The victory put Stars at the top of the log for the first time this season while it was also the defending champions Pirates’ first defeat of the season.
Dolphins Swimming Club was leading the team scores after the second session of the National Swimming Championships in Windhoek on Friday. Dolphins was leading the combined team scores with 574 points, followed by the Namib Swimming Academy on 477, Oranjemund Sand Sharks on 77, Marlins Swimming Club on 75 and Swakopmund Swimming Club on 60 points.
Dolphins was also leading the women’s rankings with 251 points, followed by NSA (187) and Marlins (57), while Dolphins was leading the Men’s rankings with 323 points followed by NSA (290) and Swakopmund (43).
The Namibia National Swimming Championships got underway at the Olympia Pool on Thursday with some of the long distance events. Only four events were held on Thursday, namely the 200m butterfly and 800m freestyle events for men and women. No records were established, while the winning times were quite a way off the national record times.
Byron Briedenhann and Jonay Briedenhann of the Namibia Swimming Academy (NSA) won the 200m butterfly events, while Tristan McDonald (NSA) and Christine Minders (Dolphins) won the 800m events for men and women respectively.
Civics broke their losing streak when they beat Hotspurs 4-1 at the Khomasdal Stadium on Thursday night. Civics had lost their previous two matches against Tigers and Arrows, but were full value for their win against Hotspurs.
They attacked from the outset and soon took the lead through a fine goal by Eslin Kamuhanga. He latched onto a throughball, controlled it superbly and volleyed the ball into the net.
Ashley Jossop made it 2-0 when he latched onto a defence splitting pass and beat Hotspurs keeper Tommy Shilumbu from close range.
The Omina National Indoor Hockey League kicks off on Saturday with seven matches scheduled to take place at the DTS Indoor Arena in Olympia. In the main match at 19h00 DTS take on Wanderers in a men’s Premier League encounter, while Wanderers face Windhoek Old Boys Sport Club (WOB) in a women’s Premier League match starting at 18h00.
The men’s encounter should be an evenly contested affair as both teams have strong squads.
The Namibia Broadcasting Corporation and One Africa TV will broadcast MTC Namibia Premier League matches live for the first time on Friday January 30, when Orlando Pirates take on African Stars at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium.
At a press conference in Windhoek on Wednesday, the chairman of the NPL, Mabos Vries said the live broadcasts, which will be sponsored by MTC, will take Namibian football further on the road towards professionalism.
A team of 25 gymnasts leave for Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday to represent Namibia at the ninth African Gymnastics Championships. Namibia will compete in the men’s junior and women’s junior and senior artistic competitions, and the women’s junior and senior rhythmic competitions.
Although Namibia will be represented by a young team against the continent’s best nations’ they are still hopeful of winning some medals.
Namibia remain third out of seven teams on the three-day SAA Challenge cricket log after drawing last weekend’s match against Northerns. The whole of the second day’s play was rained out, making a result impossible, but Namibia still did enough to edge Northerns in the bonus points race by 8,88 points to 7,92 points.
Northerns were all out for 246 in their first innings, while Namibia were all out for 294 in their first innings before the match was called off.
Jerome Louis of Black Africa remains on top of the Namibia Premier League goal scorers list after completion of Round 8. Although Louis could not find the back of the net in Black Africa’s 1-0 defeat to SKW last Wednesday, he is still in front on six goals from eight matches.
Tigers’ Tangeni Shipahu and Henry Somseb of Eleven Arrows are breathing down Louis’ neck, with both on five goals.
Namibia’s cricketers beat Northerns by 15 runs in an exciting SAA Cup limited overs match at the Wanderers ground in Windhoek on Sunday. Namibia reached a total of 218 for the loss of nine wickets off their allotted 45 overs, setting Northerns a victory target of 219.
The visitors made a valiant effort to reach Namibia’s total and came close, but in the end they were all out for 203.
Namibia batted first, but got off to a poor start, losing Stephan Swanepoel for three runs and Sarel Burger for 8 to leave Namibia struggling at 17 for two wickets.