Archive - Sep 2009 - Story
Sponsored by Pupkewitz Honda, the Windhoek Moto Cross Club (under the auspices of the Enduro Working Group) is staging the sixth round of the 2009 Namibian National Enduro Championships on Saturday, 19 September.
The event is of national status, being the sixth round of the 2009 Namibian Enduro Championship and will be held in the Omaruru district at the Waldschmidt cattle farm. The route will be run in a clockwise direction and the distance for all classes will be 35km in total per lap.
Namibia’s Vikapita Meroro will face Tinei Mharidzo of Zimbabwe for the interim WBO African light heavyweight title over eight rounds at the Box ‘n Dine event on Saturday evening. The fight will be the main supporting bout to the WBO Africa welterweight title fight between Paulus Nuumbembe and South Africa’s Samuel Malinga at the Windhoek Country Club.
The National Organising Committee entrusted with overseeing the affairs of netball until a new executive committee is elected, has organised national trials which will take place this weekend in preparation for two international events this month.
The chairman of the NOC, Abner Xoagub said that the trials would take place in Windhoek on September 12 and 13 in preparation for the COSANA Championships in Durban, South Africa on 18-24 September and an Inter-Nations Netball Tournament in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 26 September to 3 October.
Brave Warriors captain Collin Benjamin will be out of soccer for at least six months after suffering a serious knee injury during Namibia’s 1-all draw against Swaziland on Saturday.
According to an article on www.bild.de Benjamin suffered a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament on his left knee. The injury happened with only about three minutes of play left when Benjamin was kicked by Swaziland’s goalkeeper Njabuliso Simelane.
The 2009/10 MTC Premiership finally kicks off this weekend with some interesting matches taking place in the first round. Tigers’ new coach Brian Isaacs will be out to prove a point against in the season’s opening match against his former club, Orlando Pirates at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday night.
Marc Bassingthwaighte finished 51st in the Elite Men’s category at the UCI World Mountain Bike Cross Country Championships in Canberra, Australia on Saturday. Bassingthwaighte completed the seven-lap course, covering a total distance of 45,29km, in a time of 2 hours 18 minutes 8 seconds, which was 13 minutes 29 seconds behind the winner.
Nino Schurter of Switzerland won the race in a time of 2:04:39 at an average speed of 21,80km/h.
By Bernd Kroemer
Since we can’t compete against rugby, only a few spectators turned up to witness this first class MX-event. The sport was the best we have seen so far this season - full classes, tough duels, and favourites who had to swallow defeats were the so-called icing on the cake.
In the combined MX1/MX2 Class all bets were on Björn Bierbrauer who came to the track with a clean slate (and a bad flu). Eighteen races – 18 wins. In the first heat Tommy Gous grabs the holeshot, ahead of Björn Bierbrauer and Klosta.
Namibia wasted numerous scoring opportunities before settling for a 1-1 draw against Swaziland in an international football friendly match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Namibia had at least five clear goal scoring chances in the first half alone, while their miserable luck was compounded when Oliver Risser had a penalty saved late in the game.
But although they failed to win the match, they were never in danger of losing it and the 5 000-odd fans were treated to some attacking football which bodes well for the future.
The Brave Warriors will be hoping to repeat their fine form of late when they take on Swaziland in a friendly match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In their last two matches in Windhoek, Namibia notched up big victories, beating Zimbabwe 4-2 in October 2008 and DR Congo 4-0 in June 2009. In between they also notched up three draws - 0-0 against Botswana in Keetmanshoop, 1-1 against Lebanon in Beirut and 0-0 against Angola in Dundo.
Namibia’s Brave Warriors take on Swaziland in an international friendly football match on Saturday afternoon.
The match which takes place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura starting at 16h00, will be the first international match that Namibia will play on the artificial turf which was installed at the beginning of the year.