Archive - Jan 2010 - Story
Namibia’s woes continued as they crashed to an 87-run defeat to Eastern Province in their one-day CSA Challenge match in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
EP won the toss and elected to bat, but were soon in trouble when Louis Klazinga trapped Michael Price LBW for a duck.
Michael Smith soon followed for 12, while JJ Smuts was run out by Norbert Manyande for a duck to leave EP struggling at 3/18.
Namibia however could not drive home their advantage as Kelly Smuts (46) and Umar Abrahams (30) launched a revival, before Sean Adair went on to top score with 49 runs.
The bottom clubs all collected points as a number of upsets were recorded in Namibia Premier League matches over the weekend. In the biggest upset, bottom of the log Hotspurs came from a goal down to beat Blue Waters 3-1 at the Khomasdal Stadium.
Jason Ekandjo put Blue Waters ahead shortly after halftime when he beat Hotspurs keeper Tommy Shilumbu to a high ball and ran the ball into an empty net.
Eastern Province thrashed Namibia by 221 runs in their three-day CSA cricket match in Port Elizaberth on Saturday. Having set Namibia a victory target of 316 runs, EP’s bowlers, and especially Reece Williams, who took 6/24 off 8 overs, skittled Namibia out for a meagre 73 runs to complete a comfortable victory.
African Stars displayed their title credentials with an emphatic 2-0 victory against Tigers on Friday night. After an even first half of few chances, Stars stepped up the pace and second half goals by Ninja Karongee and Ronald Ketjijere ensured their victory.
The victory put Stars four points clear of Pirates at the top of the log, although Orlando Piraters have a game in hand, against Oshakati City on Saturday.
A lot had been expected from fourth placed Tigers, but they were no match for Stars, who on this display look like odds on favourites to retain their title.
Paulus “The Hitman” Moses’ long awaited title defence has been delayed by another month after the World Boxing Association stepped into the fray and ordered that Moses defend his title against Miguel Acosta of Venezuela on 19 March. The 31-year-old Acosta is the WBA’s interim lightweight champion and a mandatory challenger for Moses’ title.
Moses was last in action on 25 July 2009 when he successfully defended his title against Takehiro Shimada of Japan with a unanimous points victory over 12 rounds.
Namibia’s bowlers did well to dismiss Eastern Province for 264, but their top order batsmen once again capitulated as Namibia reached 49/3 at stumps on the first day of their three-day CSA Challenge match in Port Elizabeth.
Both Raymond van Schoor and Gerhard Rudolph were dismissed for 3 runs apiece and just before stumps Namibia suffered another setback when Norbert Manyande was dismissed for 22. The not out batsmen were opener Willem Groenewald on 9 and Craig Williams who still had to open his account.
The Cycling camp hosted in Omaruru over the past weekend has been labelled as a huge success, as 25 riders from Windhoek, Walvisbay, Omaruru and even Durban - South Africa partook in the activities over three days.
21 young cyclists convened on the small town of Omaruru, where they were joined by four local riders and were put through their paces by professional Namibian cyclist Dan Craven and personal trainers from the ‘Fx Fitness Studio’. Participants were pushed to their limits as the tough routines took their toll on some of the riders.
Ramblers gave a fighting display to shock SKW with a 3-0 victory at the SKW Stadium on Wednesday night. Eusebio Fredericks opened the scoring after three minutes while a brace in quick succession by Junior Gebhardt early in the second half completed and emphatic victory for Ramblers.
Ramblers attacked from the start and Fredericks gave them an early lead with a peach of a goal after a good build-up and cross by Dylan Mieze.
Fredericks continued to threaten up front while Bernadine Mbilizi gave an inspired performance in midfield, fighting for every ball.
The Namibian National Olympic Committee has prepared an exciting programme to coincide with the arrival of the Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi in Namibia on Thursday. The Queen’s Baton will arrive in Namibia from Botswana, as part of a tour that will take it through 71 Commonwealth destinations before arriving in Delhi for the start of the Commonwealth Games in October.
NNOC executive committee member Ndeulipulwa Hamutumwa said that many local festivities had been planned for the arrival of the Queen’s Baton in Namibia.
Brave Warriors coach Tom Saintfiet has denied a report that he has applied to coach Nigeria’ national team, the ‘Super Eagles.’ An article on the Nigerian website www.thisdayonline.com appeared on Monday, stating that Saintfiet had sent in a letter of application to the Nigerian Football Federation for the post.
Under the headline, ‘Reasons why I should get the Eagles job, by Tom Saintfiet,’ the article states that Saintfiet lists a number of achievements with the Brave Warriors as reasons why he should be considered for the coaching job.