Archive - Aug 2009 - Story
The Brave Warriors’ search for an international opponent has finally been solved after the NFA announced on Thursday that Namibia would play Swaziland in a friendly match in Windhoek on Saturday, September 5.
Brave Warriors team manager Tim Isaacs told Namibia Sport that the NFA had sent their counterparts in Swaziland an invitation for the match which they had accepted.
Four FNB-sponsored NPL clubs - FNB Oshakati City, Eleven Arrows, WesBank Tigers and Black Africa launched the first-ever FNB Pre-season Football Expo at the Khomasdal Stadium on Wednesday. The FNB Pre-Season Football Expo is slated to take place over one weekend on Saturday 29 August and Sunday, 30 August at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
According to a press release by FNB Namibia, the four clubs went into a draw which was determined as follows:
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) will host the FIFA Win in Africa with Africa-Club Management Course in Windhoek from 5 to 10 October 2009.
According to a press release issued by the NFA secretariat, the six-day course will be attended by chairpersons, managers as well as coaches/technical directors, marketing and communication specialists (for specific topics) from clubs of the Namibia Premier League.
Other local participants will consist of the NFA’s representatives.
Cricket Namibia on Tuesday received a total sponsorship of N$25 000 from Hollard Insurance and Shoprite Checkers for the hosting of an U15 Cricket Festival in Windhoek from September 2 to 6.
Five Namibian school teams will participate in the tournament namely, Windhoek High School Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaat Skool, Windhoek Gymnasium, Edugate and Elnatan, as well as three mixed development teams namely a Coastal team, a combined team from the Cricket Academy and Berg Op Academy and a combined team from HTS and Gobabis Gymnasium.
The Namibia Premier League plans to embark on a drive towards professionalism that will 'change the landscape of football in Namibia', following a visit to South Africa. An NPL delegation consisting of chairman JJ Doeseb, Mabos Vries, Cooks Kunamwene and Tim Isaacs visited the Premier Soccer League as well as television broadcaster SuperSport where they held discussions with some of the movers and shakers in South African football.
By Bernd Kroemer
Björn Bierbrauer is still the measure of all things in Namibian MX-sport. Once again he concluded the race day with a maximum number of points and earned himself the “Hennie Visser Trophy.” Serious competitors are nonetheless in tow, especially Tommy Gous, Animal Wise and Alexander Howard, but the “miracle” however will in all probability not happen this season.
First heat MX1/MX2 Class
Windhoek Old Boys won the Field Hockey Women’s Premier League for the second year in a row when they beat their closest rivals Wanderers 2-0 on Saturday. The victory maintained WOB’s unbeaten run in the league and although the league is not over yet, they have opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the log and cannot be caught anymore.
Wanderers had to win their match to stand any chance of winning the title, and in the opening exchanges made some good attacks. Juanne Louw had a fine game in midfield, while striker Mandy Lessing was a handful for WOB’s defence.
Windhoek High School and Elnatan will meet in the Under 19 Super League final of the Metropolitan Board Schools Rugby Trophy U19 after winning their semifinal matches on Saturday. The defending champions WHS had to pull out all the stops to beat their arch-rivals HTS 17-13 in a thrilling match. With about five minutes remaining HTS seemed to be heading towards victory with a 13-9 lead when WHS struck back with a try by left wing Rongi Kauuova to take a 14-13 lead. In the final minute, WHS centre Johan Deysel added a drop goal to secure WHS’ victory.
Rehoboth Rugby Club were the big movers in the weekend’s MTC Rugby Premier League action, moving up three places on the log after thrashing Jaguars 90-20 in Windhoek. Jaguars were reasonably competitive in the first half and went into the break at 24-9 down, but the sluice gates opened in the second half as Rehoboth ran amock.
Jaguars’ defence fell to pieces as Rehoboth ran in tries with embarrassing ease and eventually scored 14 tries to collect two bonus points. The result saw them moving up to third place on the log, and in with a good chance of making the semifinals.
The MTC Rugby Premier League is heading towards an exciting climax as the top teams battle it out for the final four semifinal places. With only two rounds of matches remaining, only log leaders United are assured of a semifinal place.
The other three spots are still wide open, with up to six teams still in the running for the remaining three semifinal spots.