Archive - Apr 2009 - Story
Cymot SKW eased into the last eight of the Cell One NFA Cup competition after beating Southern Stream First Division side Fedics United 4-1 on Saturday. Fedics gave some stiff opposition in the first half, but SKW took control after the break to comfortably win the match.
SKW’s young midfielder Marcelle Delie opened the scoring on 11m but Fedics soon equalised through striker Shivute Angula. Fedics had some chances to take the lead, but it was SKW who went ahead just before halftime when Edwin Korukuve beat the offside trap to score past Fedics’ outrushing keeper.
Defending champions Civics crashed out of the Cell One NFA Cup when they lost 2-1 to Orlando Pirates on Friday night. Civics took an early lead through Pineas Jacob, before the match took a dramatic turn when Civics winger Eslin Kamuhanga was sent off after picking up two yellow cards.
Pirates soon equalised through Meraai Swartbooi, while Wilfred Coetzee scored the winning goal early in the second half.
The match was however interspersed with numerous fouls on both sides and besides Kamuhanga, Quinton Jacobs, who was making his debut for Pirates, was also sent off in the second half.
Tour d’Afrique, the world’s most spectacular bicycle event is well underway as over 60 riders from all over the world test their limits in the annual 12 000 km race and expedition down the length of Africa (from Cairo to Cape Town).
The riders crossed the border into Namibia on 22nd April and arrived in Windhoek on Thursday 23rd April, where they are spending a day resting before heading off for the dunes at Sossusvlei.
It’s Cup Fever time!
The second round of the Cell One NFA Cup will be held at three different venues throughout Namibia this weekend, with some enticing match ups in store. On Friday night it’s Civics up against Pirates at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium in a match that should provide fireworks.
By Bernd Kroemer
The third race of the Namibian Moto Cross Championships takes place on Saturday, 25th of April, in Okahandja. The race track is situated at the airfield on the road to Groß-Barmen. The race had to be transferred to Okahandja due to construction work at the Gallina Moto Cross Park in preparation for the AMU Africa continental MX-championships to be held on the 28th of June.
FNB Namibia launched the second edition of the FNB Classic Clashes Schools sport programme at a press conference in Windhoek on Thursday.
“The FNB Classic Clashes is a developmental project aimed at school-going youth which creates opportunities to identify the crop of the cream, which the FNB Classic Clashes wishes to develop and mould so that they can become formidable sportsmen and women representing Namibia in the international football, rugby and netball arenas,” said FNB Group Communications Manager, Cassius Moetie.
Namibian professional cyclist Erik Hoffmann successfully defended his title to win the Backnang Waldrems race in Germany on Sunday. Hoffmann won the 85km event in a time of 2 hours 3 minutes 28 seconds, beating Rolf Hofbauer and Leif Lampater from Germany to the line.
It was the second year in a row that Hoffmann had won the event, against some of the top up-and-coming cyclists in Germany.
Namibia’s premier Cup competition, the Cell One NFA Cup takes centre stage this weekend with second round matches taking place at three venues throughout Namibia. In one of the most highly anticipated matches, Orlando Pirates will face Civics at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Friday night.
Civics have been in hot form recently and have not lost a match since January 23, when they lost to Tigers. Since then they have remained unbeaten, winning seven matches and drawing one, to move up to third position on the Premier League log, just five points behind leaders SKW.
Namibia survived a huge scare against hosts Kenya to join USA, Chile and Romania as the winners on the opening day of the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 2009 in Nairobi on Tuesday.
The African Under 19 champions seemed to heading for a surprise defeat against a Kenyan side roared on by their vocal supporters at the RFUEA Grounds until wing Nathan Ockhuizen found a way through to score under the posts in the dying minutes to seal a 22-17 victory.
The Namibia National Olympic Committee on Tuesday announced strict new qualifying criteria for Namibian athletes who want to qualify for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. At a press conference in Windhoek, NNOC president Agnes Tjongarero said they had decided to raise the standards to improve Namibia’s competitiveness at the highest level.