Archive - Sep 2009 - Story
Johannes Naitembu and Helena Iipinge each received N$10 000 after being crowned as the overall Men and Women’s winners of the 21km Old Mutual Victory Races series at the awards ceremony in Windhoek on Wednesday.
According to the rules of the series, the overall category winners were determined by taking the two best times of an athlete in the series. Athletes also had to participate in the final in Windhoek and at least one other event of the series.
Brave Warriors coach Tom Saintfiet on Wednesday announced a 25-man squad of home based players in preparation for the Cosafa Challenge competition in Zimbabwe next month where Namibia will face Zambia in their opening match. The squad includes several newcomers, notably Black Africa goalkeeper Arnold Subeb and Blue Waters defender Gottlieb Nakuta.
Millions of football fans across Africa will be able to tune into exclusive news and views via a TV, radio and online ”football feast” over the coming months, Standard Bank, the sole African sponsor of Orange AFCON 2010, announced in a press release on Wednesday.
Tangeni Shipahu of Wesbank Tigers remains at the top of the goalscoring chart despite not scoring in Tigers’ 0-0 draw against African Stars last week. Shipahu, in fact, was sent off for a foul and then dissent and will now miss Tigers’ next game away to United Stars in Tsumeb on Saturday. Shipahu leads the log with three goals from two matches, followed by four players who have each scored two goals.
Entries from Angola and Botswana.
By Bernd Kroemer
On October 3rd the eighth Motocross Championship leg will be held at Swakopmund. It is the last national race before the international “Motocross Inter-Series” gets staged in November. The venue of this prestigious race day is the Coastal Cement Works track opposite the salt-pans, 10km outside of Swakopmund on the road towards Wlotzkas Baken. At the same time this event will serve as a qualifier to decide who’s to become a member of the official Namibian MX team.
Namibia’s national Under 17 soccer team staged a great comeback to beat their South African counterparts 3-2 in a friendly international match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday. South Africa took the lead just before halftime, when they capitalised on a Namibian defensive error, but Namibia struck back to take the lead with two goals in two minutes by striker Benson Shilongo. South Africa soon equalised, but Namibia finished stronger, launching numerous attacks and eventually scored the winner through African Stars striker Ikuaterua Tjozongoro with 20 minutes to go.
Blue Waters maintained their 100 per cent start to the new season with a hard fought 1-0 victory against Hotspurs on Saturday. Midfielder Tommy Mvula scored the only goal of the match at Walvis Bay’s Atlantic Stadium to make it three wins out of three and consolidate their position at the top of the MTC Premiership on nine points.
On Friday night, Cymot SKW’s new Zimbabwean midfielder Milton Chapo scored both goals in their 2-1 victory against Ramblers.
South Africa won the inaugural Trustco International Sevens Rugby Tournament in record style when they thrashed Zimbabwe 61-14 in the Cup Final on Saturday evening. The Springboks were just too slick, attacking with pace and power and already opened the scoring in the first minute when Paul Delport broke away from a scrum to surge over.
South African captain Mzwandile Stick was in great form, displaying a sublime sidestep, as he regularly cut through Zimbabwe’s defence.
Portugal caused a major shock in the first round of the Trustco International Sevens Rugby Tournament in Windhoek on Friday when they beat Samoa 19-14. Samoa seemed to have won the match when they led 14-12, but with the final hooter already having gone off, Francisco Serra ran the length of the field to dive over for the winning try.
The victory ensured that Portugal finished top of Group D, which gave them a quarterfinal matchup against Zimbabwe.
The other Group D matches went according to form with Portugal beating Botswana 22-5 and Samoa beating Botswana 31-7.
Namibian rugby fans will be treated to a unique spectacle when the Trustco International Sevens Rugby Tournament takes place in Windhoek this weekend. The tournament, which is being sponsored by Trustco Namibia to an amount of N$3 million, has drawn some of the top Sevens teams in the world and includes the defending IRB Sevens circuit champions South Africa, the runners-up at last year’s World Cup, Argentina, and the legendary Fijians – one of the most successful Sevens team in the history of the game.