Archive - Mar 22, 2009 - Story
Brave Warriors coach Tom Saintfiet expressed satisfaction with Namibia’s performance in their 0-0 draw against Botswana on Saturday. The match formed part of Namibia’s Independence Celebrations and took place at the J Stephanus Stadium in Keetmanshoop in front of close to 4 000 fans.
The Namibian team was made up solely of home-based players and Saintfiet took the opportunity to assess new local-based players ahead of scheduled friendlies against Lebanon on April 1 and Angola on April 4.
Jatoroora Tjingavete won the vacant WBO Pan African lightweight title when he beat compatriot Martin Haikali on a unanimous points decision over 12 rounds on Saturday night. In a fantastic fight that had the 500-strong crowd up on its feet cheering wildly, Tjingavete emerged as a comfortable winner on all three judges’ scorecards, 120-109, 118-112 and 117-112.
The quicker Tjingavete accumulated points with his sharp jab, but Haikali had him in trouble on numerous occasions, when he trapped him on the ropes and landed strong combinations to head and body.