Archive - Apr 2009 - Story
Namibia’s men and women’s bowls teams will participate in the Atlantic Rim Bowls competition in Johannesburg, South Africa from May 3 to 16. Namibia’s women’s team has participated in the bi-annual tournament before but this is the first time that the men’s team will also compete. The competition is contested by countries on the Atlantic Rim and includes some of the world’s top bowling nations like England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Spain, the United States, Canada, Brazil and the hosts, South Africa. Cyprus and Israel will also compete on invitation.
Civics’ title aspirations suffered a setback when they were held to a goalless draw by Oshikandela Ramblers on Wednesday night. Playing in front of barely 30 fans at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium, Civics had the better of the first half, but Ramblers came back strongly in the second half.
Civics went onto the attack from the start and launched sustained attacks through Sedekia Haukambe, Victor Helu and Eslin Kamuhanga from the wings, while Bradley Wermann and their new Brazilian signing Alessandro Ferreira launched attacks from the centre of the park.
Two tries in the last eight minutes booked USA's place in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 2009 final, David Tameilau's try securing the bonus point they needed to pip hosts Kenya to top spot in Pool A.
The Junior Eagles looked to have blown their chance when they conceded two tries early in the second half as Namibia, fired up by coach Johan Diergaardt's half time words, caught them cold at the RFUEA Grounds.
African Stars take on Orlando Pirates in the pick of the Cell One NFA Cup quarterfinals, scheduled for May 16, following the draw at NFA Soccer House in Katutura on Wednesday morning.
Stars will face Pirates at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium at 18h00 on Saturday, 16 May, while their match will be preceded by Cymot SKW against first division side Bingo at 16h00.
Civics face an injury crisis ahead of Wednesday night’s Premier League match against Ramblers, with five of their players unavailable for the clash. Civics’ manager Paul Stramis told www.namibiapremierleague.com that Pineas Jacob, Rudi Jacobs, Luther Kanalelo, Sedekia Haukambe and Salomon Henock will be unavailable due to various reasons.
Pineas Jacob has a blister on his foot, while the young Rudi Jacobs is down with flu. Haukambe has a hamstring injury, while Henock has a bone fracture on the bridge of his foot.
Unam completed their Telecom Indoor Hockey Men’s Premier League campaign in emphatic style by beating the X Team from Walvis Bay 8-2 on Saturday. Unam had already won the league title for a record ninth year in a row the previous weekend, but signed off in style with a great performance to underline their dominance of club hockey in Namibia.
Playing their traditional fast-paced game, Unam went on the attack from the start, but the X Team’s defence managed to hold out in the opening stages, until Siabonga Martins found the net from a short corner.
By Bernd Kroemer
Windy it was in Okahandja and only a few spectators lined the track due to another major event which took place in the flower-town. The sport on display was however first class! The times when Bjorn Bierbrauer dominated the races are over; on his quick Yamaha 250 two-stroke it was Tommy Gous who won all the starts.
Okahandja Beauties maintained their unbeaten status in the Khomas Women’s Football League after beating their closest rivals Rehoboth Queens 3-0 on Saturday. Beauties immediately took the lead when they went onto the attack from the kickoff and striker Kleintjie Fredericks burst through Queens’ defence to score in the opening minute.
Beauties pressed hard to increase their lead but Queens defended well, especially Leandri Lucas, who kept a firm check on Fredericks, Stella Williams and Salome Iyambo.
Namibia ran in 17 tries to overwhelm the Cayman Islands 117-0 at the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy in Nairobi on Saturday, to go top of Group A. Wing Nathan Ockhuizen, who scored the winning try in Namibia’s opening victory against Kenya, claimed a hattrick, while 11 other players crossed the line.
Kenya however grabbed the headlines as they came from behind to three tries in the last quarter to stun USA 33-32 before a packed RFUEA Ground in Nairobi.
Wanderers recorded their second victory of the season when they beat Kudus 27-6 in an MTC Premier League rugby match at Wanderers’ home ground in Pionierspark on Saturday. Wanderers lost their opening two matches of the season against United and Western Suburbs, before scoring an important away victory against Reho Falcon. Saturday's victory against Kudus will give them hope for the future, although they were never really extended by their lightweight opponents.