Archive - Aug 10, 2009 - Story
Namibia’s dreams of competing at the 2010 Junior Rugby World Cup Trophy disappeared on Monday when they lost 39-7 to Zimbabwe in the final of the African U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.
Namibia’s defence let them down as the fleet footed Zimbabweans exposed their defensive errors to run into a 17-0 lead at the break.
Although Namibia opened their account with a converted try after the break, Zimbabwe continued to pile on the pressure and eventually ran out comfortable 39-7 winners.
Former Orlando Pirates coach Brian Isaacs has been appointed as Wesbank Tigers’ coach ahead of the 2009/10 soccer season.
Isaacs, who was dismissed as Pirates’ coach midway through last season, told Namibia Sport that he had decided to take up a new challenge after being offered the position of Tigers’ coach.
“Tigers’ chairman Onesmus Akwenye already approached me last season while I was still coaching Orlando Pirates. At the time I told him I was not available, but after I left Pirates he approached me again and so I accepted the challenge,” he said.