Archive - Oct 2009 - Story
Namibia crashed to a 10-wicket defeat to Boland on the second day of their three-day CSA Challenge match on Friday. After Boland built up a first innings lead of 109 runs, they skittled Namibia out for 134 runs in their second innings, leaving a victory target of 26 runs, which they reached without the loss of a wicket.
In Namibia’s second innings, Hillroy Paulse and Daniel Childs cut through the top order to leave the home side reeling at 5/20 after only eight overs.
Boxer Paulus Moses and mountain bike rider Heletje van Staden won the Namibia Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards at the MTC NSC Sport Award Function on Friday evening. Moses became the WBA lightweight champion of the world when he beat Japan’s Yusuke Kobori in Yokahama in January 2009, while he successfully defended his title against Japan’s Takehiro Shimada in Windhoek in July.
In his acceptance speech a beaming Moses said he would give his award to former president Sam Nujoma.
Sportsman of the Year function
Namibia’s top sportsmen and women of the year will be announced on Friday night when the annual MTC Namibia Sport Awards function takes place at the Safari Court Hotel in Windhoek.
Winners will be announced in the sportsman and woman, junior sportsman and woman, most improved sportsman, coach, referee, administrator, team, disabled man and woman categories as well as the best development programme category.
Walvis Boxing Bonanza
Boland were in the driving seat of their three-day CSA Challenge match against Namibia on Thursday, as they were only 120 runs behind Namibia with nine first innings wickets still in hand.
Namibia batted first and were all out for only 215 runs on a good batting wicket. Raymond van Schoor and Gerhard Rudolph put on 22 for the first wicket before Van Schoor flashed wildly at a lifter by Hillroy Paulse and was caught behind for 15. Rudolph and Willem Groenewald took the score to 64 before Rudolph was caught behind off Paulse.
Zambia coach Herve Renard says he will be facing the best team in the tournament when his side comes up against Mozambique in the semi-finals of the 2009 COSAFA Senior Challenge at the Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo on Thursday.
The two sides, both of whom are still involved in qualifying for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, will be vying for the right to meet hosts Zimbabwe in Sunday's final in Harare.
Hosts Zimbabwe have booked their place in the final of the 2009 COSAFA Senior Challenge after beating South Africa 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at the Rufaro Stadium in Harare on Wednesday.
South Africa took the lead through Lennox Bacala, who scored his second goal in consecutive games, but Zimbabwe dominated the second period and equalised through Phillip Morufu 10 minutes after the break.
Joker’s/Safari Den - Team Scotland
By Bernd Kroemer
The writer of these lines has seen plenty of rider-profiles during the course of his long engagement in signing riders, but never before such an interesting list of accomplishments as supplied by one of the riders from Scotland, Richard Reid. This man has tried everything on two off-road-wheels possible. The list is much too long to be published, so I will just pick the most interesting points. Let him tell you his story:
Name: Richard Reid
Born: 3 Nov 1970
Namibia’s African cycling champion Dan Craven has expressed extreme disappointment at not being able to defend his title at the African Cycling Championships which will be staged in Windhoek from November 4 to 8. Craven broke his collarbone after being involved in an accident at the Amashova Classic in Durban on October 18. Craven and the South African road cycling champion James Ball crashed when a timing mat blew into their path as they sprinted over the finish line.
Hosts Zimbabwe and South Africa meet in the first semi-final of the 2009 COSAFA Senior Challenge at the Rufaro Stadium in Harare on Wednesday. Both came through difficult quarterfinals in Bulawayo on Monday, with South Africa defeating a game Angola 2-0 and Zimbabwe edging Botswana 1-0.
Zimbabwe coach Sunday Chidzambwa was a relieved man after a late Mthulisi Maphosa goal gave his side the win.
Motocross Inter-Series 2009
Bike & Quad Clinic – Botswana Team
Bike & Quad Clinic, Namibia’s biggest motorcycle accessory stockists have taken the visiting Team Botswana under its wing. Not only will proprietor Paul Loots sponsor the youngsters from Botswana, but at the same time he is sponsoring the visiting Quad-Team from South Africa. Very commendable!