Archive - May 2009 - Story
Civics’ slim chances of winning the Premier League title virtually disappeared on Sunday when they were held to a 1-all draw by Hotspurs at the Khomasdal Stadium. The result leaves them on 40 points from 20 matches, and with only two matches remaining they can now only obtain a maximum of 46 points. The log leaders African Stars are on 43 points, but with four matches in hand, it is very likely that they will finish with more than 46 points.
Eleven Arrows and Orlando Pirates qualified for the final of the Cell One NFA Cup after beating Cymot SKW and Ramblers respectively on Saturday. Arrows beat SKW 6-5 on penalties after neither side could score a goal in regulation time or extra time.
It was quite a dull match and neither side actually looked like scoring as chances were few and far between.
SKW captain Marco van Wyk missed a sitter early on when he received a great throughball from Edwin Korukuve, but with only the keeper to beat he shot wide.
A Namibian XV put up a superb first half performance before eventually losing 36-7 to the Springboks at a packed Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium on Friday night. Spurred on by the 10 000-odd fans, the Namibian XV tackled the Springboks, playing as a “South African XV” into submission and attacked with conviction in a sparkling display of rugby that had the huge crowd roaring its approval.
A feast of sport takes place this weekend with rugby and soccer being the main attractions. The Springboks arrived in Windhoek on Thursday for their historic match against Namibia on Friday evening. The Hage Geingob National Rugby Stadium is expected to be packed to capacity for the encounter which gets underway at 18h00.
In soccer, the semifinals of the Cell One NFA Cup competition take place at the Windhoek Independence Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The top women’s golfing event on the local calendar, the Bank Windhoek Namibia Ladies Open Strokeplay Championship will be held at the Windhoek Country Club on Saturday and Sunday. Bank Windhoek, who have sponsored the event for the past 11 years, announced that they will once again sponsor the event to an amount of N$20 000. Additionally, each participant will receive a gift package at registration.
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers named 12 players with Test experience in the South African XV team that will face a Namibian Invitational XV at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek on Friday. The three uncapped players in the starting XV are Xerox Lions fullback Earl Rose, Vodacom Western Province outside centre Morgan Newman and Sharks loose forward Jean Deysel. A further three uncapped players were selected on the bench in Vodacom Cheetahs prop Wian du Preez, Sharks lock Steven Sykes and Xerox Lions scrumhalf Jano Vermaak.
Namibia’s national U17 soccer team pulled off a great 1-0 victory against a strong Westphalia U17 team on Tuesday. Namibian winger Eslin Kamuhanga, who plays for Civics in the Premier League, settled the outcome with a great goal on the counter attack in the final minutes of the match.
With the victory, Namibia maintained their unbeaten run on the German tour, after drawing 1-1 against Gelsenkirchen SV Bauer a few days ago.
Only 12 out of 33 teachers managed to pass a Level One volleyball coaches course in Windhoek last week. The Namibian Volleyball Federation conducted the course for teachers from all 13 regions of Namibia, from 18 to 22 May 2009 in Windhoek at Augustineum Secondary School. The course was conducted by two NVF instructors, namely Joel Matheus as course director and Edward Tomas as assistant.
By Bernd Kroemer
One has to see this guy ride to understand the kind of talent developing here. I am talking about Björn Bierbrauer, who won everything in Swakopmund that was up for grabs. He won his MX 2-Class, and additionally was able to beat the contestants from the MX1-Class. Apart from this achievement he won the big trophy for the Coastal Cement Works King of the Dirt race.
The good weather drew almost one thousand spectators to the track at the salt fields and behind the bar one could only see smiling faces - sales were enormous.
Namibia’s national women’s football team, the Brave Gladiators lost 4-3 to their South African counterparts, Banyana Banyana in Pretoria on Saturday. Namibia seemed to be heading for a draw, but with four minutes remaining Banyana substitute Mampashe Popela scored the winning goal after dribbling into the box and scoring from close range.
Banyana dominated possession and were full value for their win, although Namibia gave a battling display and made full use of the opportunities that came their way.