Archive - Aug 2009 - Story
Windhoek Old Boys thumped Polytechnic 10-0 while Wanderers beat DTS 1-0 in Men’s Premier League hockey matches on Saturday. WOB were far too strong for Polytechnic who are finding the going tough in their first season in the Premier League. Their cause was also not helped by the late arrival of two of their players which saw them having to play most of the first half with two men down.
Ruben Indongo beat veteran Luketz Swartbooi by a mere three seconds to win the final leg of the Old Mutual Victory Races in Windhoek on Saturday. Indongo, who runs professionally in France from his home base in Marseille, was back in Namibia for a short holiday and managed to upstage Namibia’s top local marathon athletes to win the first prize of N$1 000. But it was not easy as he was pushed all the way by the 43-year-old Swartbooi, before he managed to pull away in the final stages of the 21km road race.
Western Suburbs withstood a strong challenge from Kudus to emerge as 17-16 victors in their MTC Rugby Premier League match at Suburbs Park on Saturday. Kudus had taken a 16-11 lead shortly after halftime but Suburbs winger McGrath van Wyk landed two pressure penalties to secure their narrow victory.
There were several upsets in other Premier League matches over the weekend as the teams battle it out for the final four semifinal spots.
Weekend Sport fixtures
MTC Rugby Premier League
Saturday, 8 August
15h00: Reho Falcon v United, Rehoboth
15h00: Rehoboth v Unam, Rehoboth
15h00: Wanderers v Jaguars, Wanderers
15h00: Western Suburbs v Kudus, Suburbs Park
Field Hockey Premier League
Saturday, 8 August, Doc Jubber Fields
13h00: Polytech v Windhoek Old Boys – men
14h25: Wanderers v WOB – women
15h50: DTS v Wanderers – men
Women’s soccer day
The NFA’s Women’s Desk is organising a fun soccer day at the Eldorado field in Khomasdal on Saturday.
Namibia’s Brave Warriors have shot up 12 places to 103 in the world according to the latest FIFA rankings which were released on Wednesday. Namibia were the biggest climbers in Africa on the monthly rankings, despite not having played a match over the past month. According to the rankings system, matches over the past four years are taken into account for the world rankings, with the result that performances four years ago can still influence the team’s position.
The ITF South and Central African Junior tennis tournament drew to a close in Windhoek on Thursday with some top class action taking place in both the U18 boys and girls’ singles finals.
Both matches went down to the wire with the third seeded Hernus Pieters of South Africa beating his second seeded compatriot Jarryd Botha 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 in the boys’ final, while the second seeded girl, Zarah Razafimanatratra of Madagascar beat her top seeded compatriot Niriantsa Rasolomalala 7-6, 7-6.
Eleven Arrows owner JJ Doeseb has lost no time in preparing for the new season and on Wednesday announced several new signings ahead of the 2009/10 season.
Brave Warriors’ defender George Hummel tops the list of new signings made by Eleven Arrows owner JJ Doeseb ahead of the 2009/10 season.
Doeseb has also signed up Hotspurs striker Edward “Fadiga” Asino and Ramblers midfielder Bernadine Mbilizi, while he announced that Ronnie Kanalelo as head coach and Congo Hindjou as assistant coach will head the coaching department.
The Gymkhana Club Windhoek, situated in Hegel Street, Academia will be hosting the International FEI Development World Jumping Challenge this coming weekend. The official opening takes place at 13h00 on Saturday.
More than 50 horses have entered the tournament which includes a children’s quadrille that starts at 14h20. A total of 15 riders have entered the FEI World Jumping Challenge.
Namibia’s exciting junior welterweight boxer Sacky “Izinyoka” Shikukutu will take on Luntol Kosana of South Africa in a development boxing tournament in Khayalitsha outside Cape Town on Saturday evening.
Namibian boxing promoter Nestor Tobias said at a press conference yesterday that Shikukutu was a special talent and he was grooming him to become a world champion.
Namibia got off to a great start at the African U20 Rugby Championships in Kenya yesterday when they thrashed Zambia 89-0 in their opening match.
Namibia were already leading 45-0 at the break and in the end ran in a total of 12 tries as they outplayed their opponents in every department of the game.
Team manager Gabriel Tjombe said that although Namibia played well, they did not receive much opposition.
“It was quite a one-sided match. Zambia is a newcomer to the competition and they did not offer much opposition,” he said.