Archive - Apr 2009 - Story
Cymot SKW returned to the top of the log for the first time since January 31 after beating Mighty Gunners 1-0 at the SKW Stadium on Saturday. In the absence of top scorer Marco van Wyk, who was on national duty against Angola, and Sheldon du Plessis, the coaches opted for youth, bringing in three youngsters in Jacky Stephanus and Shaun Kamatuka in attack and Edwin Korukuve in midfield.
Namibia’s Brave Warriors put up a great performance to hold Angola to a draw in Dundo, northern Angola on Saturday evening.
The match formed part of Angola’s Peace Celebrations seventh anniversary and took place in a great atmosphere at a packed stadium of 8 000 festive fans.
The Brave Warriors had to overcome tremendous odds having travelled virtually non-stop for 48 hours from Beirut and arriving barely three hours before the start of the match in the northern Angolan town of Lunde Norde, about 20km from the northern border with Congo.
MTC Namibia Premier League Round 15
Friday, 3 April
20h00 Civics vs. Black Africa, Khomasdal Stadium
Saturday, 4 April
15h00 Chiefs Santos v Ramblers, Tsumeb
16h30 Tigers v Oshakati City, Hage Geingob Stadium
19h00 Hotspurs v Pirates, Khomasdal Stadium
19h30 SKW v Gunners, SKW Stadium
Khomas Women’s Football League
Saturday, 4 April
08h30 JS Academy. Shifidi High School Eldorado
09h30 WCE v Angels Eldorado
11h00 Beauties v Polytechnic Eldorado
11h00 Rehoboth Queens v Unam Bokkies Rehoboth
12h30 WCE v JS Academy Eldorado
MTC Rugby Premier League
Namibia’s hopes of qualifying for the Cricket World Cup 2011 lie in tatters after they lost by 72 runs to Scotland on Thursday. It was their second successive defeat, following Wednesday’s 6-run defeat to Uganda and their chances of progressing to the knockout stages of the tournament are now extremely difficult.
Gerrie Snyman made a brave effort to get Namibia closer to the winning target of 268, scoring a great 95 not out, before he ran out of partners as the whole Namibian team was dismissed for 194 runs.
The Brave Warriors’ technical team has made a few changes to the Namibian team that will take on Angola in Luanda on Saturday, following the availability of some foreign-based players for the match.
German-based striker Wilko Risser and goalkeeper Athiel Mbaha of South African PSL team Maritzburg United have been drafted into the squad after being declared available for the match at the last minute. Both players represented Namibia in Wednesday’s friendly against Lebanon in Beirut which ended in a 1-all draw.
Namibian coach Tom Saintfiet couldn’t hide his disappointment and anger over Namibia’s 1-all draw against Lebanon on Wednesday, saying it was a match that Namibia should have won. Saintfiet blamed some of the players for adopting a wrong approach and for playing “flashy football.”
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.