Archive - Jul 2009 - Story
Four players from the Namibian U14 girls’ soccer team have been selected to an African Youth XI at the Norway Cup soccer tournament in Oslo. Emma Naris and Anuschka Meyer from A I Steenkamp school, Heidi Kebbel from Delta School Windhoek, currently playing for the SKW Youth Academy and Abrille Beukes from St. Georges School made it into the Africa Youth XI.
The African Youth team was supposed to play against a European Youth team, but the match was cancelled due to the rainy conditions. The team however received official recognition and was announced as the best African team.
Sebastian Richter of Germany continued his giant killing run when he beat South Africa’s Hernus Pieters 6-4, 6-3 in the Boys U18 singles final at the ITF South and Central African Junior Tennis Tournament in Windhoek on Friday. The 12th seeded Richter was more consistent and regularly won points with his solid shots from the baseline. Pieters, on the other hand, was a bit erratic and made too many unforced errors. Pieters displayed a powerful first serve, but his net play let him down, as he regularly sprayed smashes and volleys out of court.
Marco van Wyk – Cymot SKW
Cymot SKW midfielder Marco van Wyk is our MTC Player of the Season after receiving the most votes from our panel of judges as well as from the readers of Namibia Sport magazine.
The voting was quite close amongst our panel of judges, consisting of the 12 Premier League coaches, with four voting for Van Wyk, while three voted for Black Africa striker Jerome Louis. Eleven Arrows midfielder Rudolph Bester and African Stars midfielder Ninja Karongee each received two votes while Civics winger Eslin Kamuhanga received one vote.
This coming weekend sees the hosting of the hockey Mini World Cup for the eighth consecutive year. The tournament that will be hosted at the St Paul’s hockey fields in Klein Windhoek and the first matches are due to start at 08H00.
Wanderers take on Unam
Saturday sees the top of the log clash between defending champions Unam and Wanderers in the Men’s Premier League of the Namibian Field Hockey League.
Wanderers and Unam are the only two unbeaten teams in the league, with each having won their three matches to date. Wanderers, however, have collected an extra bonus point and now top the log with 11 points compared to Unam’s 10 points.
All roads are leading to Outjo this weekend when the FNB Rugby Classic Clashes match between Windhoek Gymnasium and Moria High School is taking place at the Outjo Sport Field on Saturday, 1st August 2009.
“This is the first year for both schools to participate in the FNB Classic Clashes programme and following the excitement of the FNB Classic Clashes since we rolled out the school’s sport development programme earlier this year, everybody at Gymnasium and Moria is excited and the hype at both schools is very high,” Cassius Moetie, FNB’s Manager for Corporate Communications said.
The Namibian Rugby Union on Wednesday announced an experienced 24-man squad to represent Namibia at the Africa U20 Championships in Kenya next week. The team, which will be captained by eighthman Royal Otto, includes five players who represented Namibia last year when they won the Africa U20 Championships in Tunisia. They are fullbacks Johannes Tromp and Russel van Wyk, scrumhalf Shipopyeni Handuukeme, prop Henk Roets and lock Andre de Klerk.
Namibia’s six swimmers at the World Swimming Championships in Rome, Italy have been in great form with several new national records and personal best times established so far. Although none of Namibia’s swimmers could reach the finals or even semifinals of their events, all six have so far set new personal best times.
Not even a broken nose could stop rhythmic gymnast Anica Profitt of the Walvis Bay Gymnastics Club from giving an excellent performance to finish second overall at the second National Rhythmic Gymnastics Qualifying competition at the SKW club on Saturday.
During the warm up session on the second day of the competition, Anica fell and cracked her nose. The severe bleeding was stopped and she was treated immediately afterwards with ice packs and an ice spray. Barely 10 minutes later she successfully completed her first competition routine for the day in the Junior Olympic section.
The election of Frank Fredericks as Athletics Namibia’s new president seems to have restored some confidence in the beleaguered sport code, with Consolidated Sugar Industries on Friday announcing that it will soon start negotiations with Fredericks with a view to sponsoring athletics.
The announcement was made by CSI’s chief executive officer Deon van Dyk at a press conference to announce a sponsorship to Namibian marathon athlete Reinhold Iita.