Archive - Apr 1, 2009 - Story
A late goal by John Samson with only six minutes remaining gave Orlando Pirates a 1-0 victory against Wesbank Tigers on Wednesday night. Samson raced onto a long goalkick by Helmuth Maletsky and volleyed the ball into an empty net, over Tigers’ outrushing keeper Fox Nambundunga.
It was a cruel blow for Tigers, who were unlucky not to have scored a minute earlier when Wesley Kinda shot narrowly wide of goals after a quick counterattack. In the final minutes Tigers once again came close when Maletsky pulled off a double save, first from Kenny Malgas and then from Kinda’s rebound.
Namibia and Lebanon drew 1-all in a soccer friendly in Beirut on Wednesday afternoon. Playing in front of barely 100 spectators, After a goalles first half Namibia took the lead on 71m when Rudolph Bester beat two defenders and slotted the ball home from close range. Namibia had however barely stopped celebrating when Lebanon struck the equaliser two minutes later after a defensive mixup in Namibia's goalmouth.
Uganda pulled off what may be one of the shocks of the tournament when it defeated Namibia, the ICC Intercontinental Cup finalists, after a dramatic six-run victory on the opening day of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in South Africa.
After being put into bat, Roger Musaka (51), Frank Nsubuga (45 not out) and Joel Olweny (42) helped Uganda reach a respectable 234-7 off 50 overs.
Raymond van Schoor (59) and Sarel Burger (50) helped Namibia to 113-1 in reply, against some tight Ugandan bowling, before an inspired spell of bowling from Davis Arinaitwe (4-53) saw the innings collapse.
Defending NFA Cup champions Civics face a tough match against Orlando Pirates in the second round of the Cell One NFA Cup competition on April 23. The second round draw was made at the NFA’s Soccer House on Wednesday, and the Civics-Pirates match-up was one of three matches involving Premier League teams. In other all-Premier League clashes, Black Africa were drawn to play Eleven Arrows, while Tigers will take on Ramblers.
Unam have built up a four-point lead at the top of the Telecom National Indoor Hockey Men’s Premier League log after their 4-3 victory over DTS on Saturday. Unam were pushed all the way by DTS, who led 3-1 early in the second half, but Unam’s experience told as they came back with a late onslaught to win the match. They are now still unbeaten after five matches and lead the log with 18 points, followed by DTS who are on 14 points from five matches.
The two teams meet in a return match this coming weekend and a victory for DTS will put them right back in the hunt for the title.