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The UAE beat Namibia by two wickets in their first One Day International match at the United field on Thursday. In an evenly balanced match that went down to the wire, the UAE passed Namibia’s total of 269 with 27 balls remaining.
Namibia batted first and amassed a competitive total of 269 all out in their 50 overs.
Opener Raymond van Schoor top scored with 90 runs off 112 balls (5x4, 1x6), while Nicolaas Scholtz scored 58 and Tobie Verwey a quickfire 42 off 26 balls.
African Stars beat Hotspurs 4-2 in a dramatic match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday night that saw three players being red carded as well as a coach being sent off. After a goalless first half, Stars streaked into a 2-0 lead through goals by Heinrich Kazerua, from a penalty, and Edison Muheua.
The match took a dramatic turn when Hotspurs midfielder Mbako Enkali was sent off, while their coach Mec Naholo was also banned from the touchline for swearing.
The FNB Desert Dash 340km 24hr MTB Challenge will take place on 18th and 19th December 2009, when 280 riders, in 152 teams, attempt to complete this day/night/day route from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 24 hours.
Of the total entrants, 80 riders have enlisted to challenge the solo category: the daunting 340km across the Khomas Hochland and through the Namib Park.
UAE pulled off an amazing come-from-behind victory in Windhoek after Namibia had started the final day in control of the match. Set a tough target of 310, a brisk century from captain Khurram Khan steered them home with only a handful of overs remaining. Khurram was assisted by a whirlwind 35 from Amjad Javed and a run-a-ball 52 from Fayyaz Ahmed.
The collaboration between the NFA and the Deutsche Fussball Bund (DFB) continues to give more to Namibia as the DFB availed two women football experts to help prepare the national Under-20 side for the second leg clash with Botswana on December 20 at home.
The two experienced women will work with the national Under-20 ladies team that lost 2-1 on Friday night at Botswana, as the team, coached by Gilbert Rwasoka, aims to qualifiy for the next round of the African Qualifiers for the World FIFA Under-20 championship to be held in Germany next year.
The third day of the ICC Shield match between Namibia and the UAE belonged to the hosts after UAE's batting lost their way following a solid start to give away a 72-run first-innings lead. Namibia opener Raymond van Schoor then put the game further in Namibia's favour with a patient 87, which increased the lead to 206 by stumps.
Paddy Murphy was the overall winner of the Swakop Ultra Distance triathlon held at the coast this past weekend, in an excellent time of 4hrs 58 minutes. The event, sponsored by Pupkewitz, Puma and FNB was very well attended with over 100 entrants.
The race started at 7.00 am with a 1.9 km sea swim in The Mole. Boris Kulikowski, who was participating for Team Element, was a clear first out of the water in a time of 30 minutes and 33 seconds.
Civics owner Helmut Scharnowski has denied claims by Black Africa owner Ranga Haikali that he loaned former Black Africa coach Ali Akan money on condition that he become the head coach at Civics.
Scharnowski, who is currently in Germany on business, said that Haikali’s statement was devoid of all truth.
“Haikali’s statement is completely untrue. I never talked to him and I don’t know where he got this story from,” he was quoted as saying by Civics’ team manager Paul Stramis.
United Arab Emirates completed a satisfactory day against Namibia in their ICC Intercontinental Shield match on Sunday, dismissing the hosts for 369 in the first innings before making a steady reply at Windhoek.
Namibia began the second day on 255 for 5 and Louis van der Westhuizen, who was on 22 overnight, went on to top score with 70 before he was bowled by Fayyaz Ahmed.
In a weekend of shocks, Orlando Pirates regained the lead at the top of the MTC Premiership after beating United Stars 3-2 in Grootfontein. Pirates took a 2-0 lead through goals by Ronaldo Tsowaseb and their 19-year-old midfielder Tinkler Kahua, but Stars opened their account through a goal by Joao dos Santos. John Samson put Pirates 3-1 ahead but Alfeus Ngwezi scored another goal for Stars to set up a tight finish, although Pirates held on for the victory.