Archive - Feb 2009 - Story
Ali Akan made a victorious start as Black Africa’s coach, leading them to an emphatic 3-0 victory against nine-man African Stars at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Saturday. In a dramatic match in front of about 5 000 spectators, lady luck deserted Stars as they had two players sent off and despite fighting bravely till the end, they were clearly outnumbered and suffered their first defeat of the season in the process.
BA took an early lead when captain Lolo Goraseb found the ball in space and struck a 20m shot from the edge of the box into the corner of the net.
The 23th Chevron 10km Road Champs were held under good, but humid conditions in Windhoek on Saturday. A good turn-out of the fastest road runners in Namibia made for an exciting event. Prize money up for grabs amounted to a total of N$12 000. Windhoek Harriers, the organisers, expressed satisfaction with the particiaption and support from long standing sponsors Chevron. Coca Cola was the beverage sponsor.
Civics recorded a convincing 3-1 victory against ten-man Orlando Pirates at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Friday night. Pirates were reduced to 10 men after only 20 minutes when defender Ivan Makina was sent off after picking up two yellow cards. Civics used their extra man to good advantage, stretching play as wide as possible, to notch up a convincing victory, which put them in third position on the log.
Border were firmly in the driving seat at the end of the second day’s play of their SAA Challenge match against Namibia on Friday. At stumps Namibia had a lead of only 15 runs with only six second innings wickets remaining.
Border’s batsmen dominated the second day’s play as they racked up 350/8 in reply to Namibia’s first innings total of 255/8 declared.
The second round of the MTC Namibia Premier League gets underway this weekend with several exciting matches in store.
Pirates v Civics
On Friday night defending champions Orlando Pirates take on Civics at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium in a crucial match for both teams. Pirates are currently fourth on the log on 22 points with Civics fifth, a point behind, but both are well behind log leaders African Stars on 31 points.
Namibia’s SAA Challenge cricket match against Border in East London was evenly poised on Friday with Namibia declaring at 255/8 while Border had reached 49/1 at stumps. Namibia were sent in to bat and lost their first wicket at 39 when Raymond van Schoor was caught behind for 9.
Craig Williams was next to go for 28, while Gerrie Snyman was out for 13.
Veteran Deon Kotze, playing in the unfamiliar role of opener, however kept the innings together with a patient knock before being dismissed for 64, as Namibia reached 152/4.
The controversy surrounding Athletics Namibia’s proposed elections deepened on Thursday when the international motherbody, the IAAF, ordered Athletics Namibia to cancel all proposed elections pending a “special visit” to Namibia by one of its delegates. The chief administrator of Athletics Namibia, Rusten Mogane however vowed to go ahead with the Interim Committee’s (IC) planned election on March 14, saying that the IAAF should not interfere in Namibia’s internal matters.
Ali Nuumbembe, Tyson Uushona and Jatoorora Tjingavete will fight for Pan African titles at a “Triple Header Independence Day Boxing Tournament” at the Windhoek Country Club on March 21. The tournament, to be promoted by Nestor Tobias, will see Nuumbembe and Tjingavete taking on foreign opponents, while Uushona will take on compatriot Tommy Hango in a rematch for the vacant WBA Pan African welterweight title.
The Triple Header was announced by promoter Nestor Tobias at a press conference in Windhoek on Wednesday.
The Kiddies Sport programme for 2009 in Katutura, sponsored by Metropolitan Namibia, was recently launched at the AI Steenkamp Primary School in Katutura.
At the opening the, Rudolph Himarua, Executive: Retail at Metropolitan Namibia, announced that Metropolitan will once again sponsor the programme for the fifth consecutive year, to an amount of N$45 000 with the schools earmarked to benefit from this year’s sponsorship being AI Steenkamp and Auas Primary schools.
By Bernd Kroemer
For some riders, three months without Moto Cross was sheerly unbearable! This coming Saturday they will be able to play with their clutches again, when it’s time for the first race of the Namibian Moto Cross Championship 2009. As in previous years, the main sponsor is Wesbank, the motor financing branch of First National Bank of Namibia – they have stayed true to the sport since 2006.