Archive - Nov 2009 - Story
Daniela Lindemeier and Kari van der Vaart, both of Dolphins Swimming Club, produced the best performances at Gala 7 and 8 at the Windhoek Municipal Pool over the weekend.
The 17-year-old Lindemeier produced the best overall performance at the galas, obtaining 645 FINA points for winning the Women’s 17-18 year 100m breaststroke in 1:16,82. Her winning time, however, was well outside her national age group record of 1:13,82.
Namibia’s Special Olympics team leaves for Cape Town on Tuesday to participate in the Football for Hope Centre Kick Off on December 5 and 6. The Kick Off will celebrate the inauguration of the first Football for Hope Centre, constructed in the community of Khayelitsha, and will take place after the final draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup on December 4.
A total of 20 Football for Hope centres are being constructed throughout Africa, and will include one in Katutura outside Windhoek, that will be inaugurated in 2010.
Eleven Arrows and United Stars’ fifth round Premiership match ended in disarray on Sunday when Stars’ players walked off the field after their defender Daniel Namwira was red carded for a foul. Namwira refused to leave the field and after consultations with their bench, Stars’ players all sat down and refused to continue with the match. After a delay of 15 minutes the referee called an end to the match.
By Chris Buckland
The American International School of Lusaka came, saw and conquered at the inaugural Graciano Cruteza Windhoek International School Tournament this weekend. Featuring international schools from Angola, Malawi, South Africa and Namibia, over 120 sportsmen and women took part in three days of soccer and volleyball.
A strong side of Under 18 Zambian boys and girls saw off a strong challenge from Windhoek International School, (the only team that managed to defeat them in the three day, round robin event), to win the Under 18 mixed volleyball competition.
Namibia beat Tunisia 22-10 in a tense and physical match in Windhoek on Saturday to qualify for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The victory gave Namibia a 40-23 aggregate victory after Namibia won the first leg in Tunisia 18-13. In a tense and physical match in Windhoek, the match was still wide open at halftime with Tunisia holding a narrow 10-9 lead. But the visitors’ discipline let them down as they were continuously penalised for offside and ruck infringements, and Namibian flyhalf Emile Wessels took full advantage with his accurate boot.
Lock forward Heinz Koll and prop Marius Visser have been brought into the pack to add more mobility for Saturday’s final World Cup qualifying match against Tunisia. The Wanderers lock Koll will make his debut for Namibia, replacing the experienced Waca Kazombiaze, while Visser replaces Jane du Toit.
National rugby coach John Williams told Namibia Sport that both changes were made to add more mobility to the pack.
Wanderers lock Heinz Koll will make his debut for Namibia against Tunisia after being selected in the starting lineup for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier. Koll replaces Wacca Kazombiaze who has been a first choice for Namibia this season and who will now move to the bench.
In another change amongst the forwards, Marius Visser comes in at prop in place of Jane du Toit.
Two other enforced changes have been made to the team that beat Tunisia 18-13 in Tunis on November 14.
Namibia’s national rugby team is confident and raring to go for their final World Cup qualifying match against Tunisia on Saturday. Namibia hold a five-point lead after beating Tunisia 18-13 in the first leg in Tunis on 14 November and will be firm favourites to beat Tunisia in front of their home fans at the Hage Geingob Stadium on Saturday.
Swakopmund saw two days of action packed indoor soccer over the weekend. Akio Van Wyk's dazzling quick touches shows why SFC Football club recruited this young 19-year-old player for their first division team, which has hopes of reaching the Premiership within the next few years.
There were some epic battles between the teams particularly the big name teams of the coast such as Premier Construction (Blue Boys), Hata angus Tours (Swakop United), Celtic, Wesco and SFC.
On Saturday 12 FMX athletes of the IFMXF arrived on the African continent and jumped Windhoek for the NIGHT of the JUMPs into the ground. The air was burning on the FMX obstacle course at Tony Rust Race Track. Remi Bizouard gambled away in the qualifying round and missed the finals. But in the end he could celebrate, as his closest rivals Libor Podmol and Jose Miralles only managed to finish fourth and fifth respectively, which ensured that Bizouard successfully defended his title with an unassailable lead of 23 points.