Archive - Jun 9, 2009 - Story
Namibia’s national women’s soccer team the Brave Gladiators will play a return friendly match against their South African counterparts, Banyana Banyana in Windhoek on June 20.
The head of the NFA’s Women’s Desk Jacky Gertze announced the news on Tuesday, saying that South Africa had requested the rematch following their 4-3 victory against Namibia in Pretoria on May 23.
By Chris Buckland
It seems that squash is close to being recognised as a mainstream, professional sport in Namibia. At the press launch of the annual Wanderers squash club Business League, Managing director of Trustco, Quinton Van Rooyen, revealed a three year sponsorship deal of N$1 million with the Namibian Squash Association which he hopes will see squash establish itself as a national sport in this country.
Leandri “Soekie” Lucas of Rehoboth Queens won the Player of the Season award on completion of the Khomas Women’s Football League on Sunday.
The versatile Lucas excelled as a defender for league runners up Rehoboth Queens although she is comfortable in most positions. She also excelled for the Brave Gladiators, and was one of the star players in their 4-3 defeat to South Africa at the end of May.
Kleintjie Fredericks of Okahandja Beauties won the Goalscorer of the Season award with an incredible 49 goals in 14 matches, at an average of more than three goals per match.
The Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be staging the 23rd edition of the Olympic Day with sporting activities in various towns in Namibia on Saturday, June 27.
Namibia’s national rugby team leaves for Abidjan on Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s crucial World Cup qualifying match against the Ivory Coast. It will be a crucial encounter as the loser over the two legs home and away will be knocked out of the race for a place at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The return leg takes place in Windhoek on June 27.