Archive - Jun 2009 - Story
Civics grabbed second place on the MTC NPL log after thrashing Mighty Gunners 7-1 at the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo on Saturday. Civics went on the attack from the start and by half time were already leading 4-0. The one way traffic continued after the break as they completed the comprehensive victory which saw them overtaking Black Africa and moving into second place on the log.
It was quite a lucrative victory as Civics will now earn N$180 000 as league runners up, while BA will receive N$100 000 for finishing third.
Namibia’s endurance horse riding teams excelled at the South African International FEI Challenge which recently took place in Beaufort West, South Africa, winning both the Senior Standard Weight and Heavy Weight divisions. Namibia’s individual riders also excelled in their various categories, with several riders winning medals. Namibia competed against the national teams of South Africa, France and Great Britain as well as provincial South African teams.
The 2008/09 MTC Namibia Premier League finally comes to an end this weekend when the final round of matches will take place throughout Namibia.
African Stars already won the league title and the N$400 000 first prize on Wednesday night when they drew 1-all to Orlando Pirates, but with prize money guaranteed for the top six teams, Saturday’s final matches should still be strongly contested.
Only a point separates Black Africa, SKW and Civics, who will battle it out for the second place cheque of N$180 000.
The Tafel Lager Brave Warriors, Namibia’s senior football team, recently paid a courtesy visit to Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) the newly appointed official beverage sponsor of the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
The visit came in the wake of a sponsorship agreement entered into between the beverage company and the governing and controlling body for association football in the country. NBL, through its brand Tafel Lager, agreed to sponsor the Brave Warriors while the NFA appointed NBL as official beverage sponsor for the duration of five years with an option for renewal.
The Laeveld Suburb of Khomasdal will be the centre of attraction on Friday when Khomasdal rivals, Ella du Plessis and Augustineum High School take each other on in an FNB Netball Classic Clashes match.
The main Under 19 netball match is scheduled to start at 11h00 at the Augustineum Sport Grounds and Augustineum, the oldest school in the country, would like to settle the score with Ella du Plessis, who beat them in last year’s inaugural match.
The Bank Windhoek Junior Chess Championship will take place on Saturday at the Van Rijn Primary school in Windhoek. The Bank Windhoek Junior Chess Championship has attracted a lot of interest so far with more than 100 entries received in the various age group classes. The youngest competitor that will participate in the event so far is only eight years old.
African Stars finally won the Namibia Premier League title when they drew 1-all against Orlando Pirates at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Wednesday night. Heinrich Kazerua gave Stars an 18th minute lead with a cracking shot, but Stanley Kamesiepo equalised 14 minutes later after a quick counterattack.
I Dream Africa Team Namibia
By Bernd Kroemer
We kept the best for last and present the Namibian team. Sponsoring this team of 18 is the company I Dream Africa, a group of companies specialising in safaris and tours, events, catering, transport, mobile sanitation and manufacturing. With this diversification of services, 170 employees are involved in South Africa and Namibia.
During the past weekend the Otjiwarongo FC Youth Tournament was held at the Paresis Sports Fields. Excellent weather and a great atmosphere made this tournament a real occasion.
A total number of 48 teams participated in this year’s event, making it the biggest ever youth tournament yet staged by OFC. It was a tournament with a great spirit and a real family event, which set an example for youth football.
OFC win U7 League
African Stars are on the verge of creating history as they only need a point against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday night to win the MTC Namibia Premier League title. A draw or a win will give them their first title since independence and even if they lose against Pirates, they can still wrap the title up in their final match against Ramblers on Saturday.
The only other two teams who can still overtake Stars are Black Africa and SKW, but for this to happen, Stars will have to lose both their final two matches.