Archive - May 19, 2009 - Story
Ali Nuumbembe will fight compatriot Frans “Rambo” Hantindi for the vacant Namibian welterweight title in the main bout at the Windhoek Country Club on Friday, May 22. Nuumbembe was originally supposed to fight Alwyn Mahonisi of South Africa for the vacant WBO Pan African welterweight title, but according to Nuumbembe’s promoter Nestor Tobias, Mahonisi got ‘cold feet’ and pulled out of the fight.
Brave Warriors coach Tom Saintfiet has recalled defender Michael Pienaar to the national squad in preparation for their friendly match against the DR Congo on June 6. Saintfiet announced a 25-man squad on Tuesday which consists of few other surprises, bar the absence of the Namibia Premier League’s top goalscorer, Jerome Louis.
Cymot SKW will play Eleven Arrows and Orlando Pirates will take on Oshikandela Ramblers in the semifinals of the Cell One NFA Cup on May 30. The draw was made at the NFA’s Soccer House on Tuesday and will see the last four remaining teams in Namibia’s most lucrative cup competition battling it out for honours at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium. The match between Arrows and SKW is scheduled to start at 16h00 and will be followed by the Pirates-Ramblers encounter at 18h00.
Six uncapped players have been included in a South African training squad that will face a Namibian Invitation XV in Windhoek on Friday May 29, which excludes Bulls players due to their involvement in the Super 14 playoffs.
The website www.rugby365.com reports that the 23-strong group includes 17 capped Springboks and 6 uncapped players. The uncapped players are Stormers centre Morgan Newman, Sharks flank Jean Deysel, Sharks lock Steven Sykes, Cheetahs prop Wian du Preez, Lions scrumhalf Jano Vermaak and Lions flyhalf Earl Rose.