Archive - Oct 2010 - Story
Blue Boys pulled off a major shock when they beat Tigers 2-1 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Blue Boys have found the going tough in their first season in the Premier League and before the match were trailing at the foot of the table with only one point from five matches.
After their poor start they fired their coach Rodney Doeseb last week, with the result that assistant coach Gerhard Haraseb and team manager Victor Shangede took over the coaching duties.
Paulus Ambunda and Gaby Ahrens were named as Namibia’s Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year at a glittering function at the Safari Court in Windhoek on Friday night.
Ambunda capped a great year by winning the WBO African bantamweight title and being ranked fourth in the world by the World Boxing Organisation. He remained unbeaten in four fights to take his professional record to 13 wins from 13 fights.
He said he was very proud of winning the title, adding that it would inspire him to win the world title.
Namibian boxing promoter Nestor Tobias and Namibia’s WBO African bantamweight champion Paulus Ambunda both received awards at the World Boxing Organisation’s 23rd Convention which recently took place in Cartagena, Colombia.
Tobias was named WBO Africa Promoter/Manager of the Year while Ambunda was honored as WBO African Boxer of the Year.
South African Andrew Smale, fourth vice-president on the WBO executive committee and the organization’s Africa representative, attended the convention and received the awards on behalf of Tobias and Ambunda.
Black Africa managed to bag all three points to move up to 12 points in the Namibia Premier League (NPL) when they beat Civics 1-0 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday night.
Black Africa worked hard from the start of the match with Rudi Louw going on the attack twice in the first ten minutes. Both times he kicked the ball on target but Civics goalkeeper, Esau Tjiuoro was perfectly positioned to take the ball into his hands.
Records continued to tumble at the Luderitz Speed Challenge on Thursday as the world record was broken twice while numerous national records were also established.
On a day when the wind blew up to 45 knots, the organisers decided to build a retaining wall after the finish of the run to keep the water in at low tide. This paid huge dividends and many records were smashed.
The Namibia men and women’s indoor hockey teams will participate at the 2011 Indoor World Cup due to be held in Poznan, Poland from 8 to 13 February.
The Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) announced the names of the players who will represent the country at the tournament in which Namibia will be the only African nation participating.
The president of the NHU, Jesse Schickerling said that the women’s team still needed to be finalised.
Black Africa will be targeting a win against Civics at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday night in a bid to narrow the deficit on log leaders Ramblers.
Black Africa are currently third on the log, with nine points after winning last weekend’s match against Eleven Arrows 1-0. They have so far won three matches and lost two.
Civics on the other hand lost last weekend’s match against Blue Waters 1-0 resulting in them falling to sixth position on the log with seven points.
Friday evening will see the crowning of Namibia’s new Sportsman and Woman of the Year at the 2010 MTC NSC Sport Awards.
In the Sportsman of the Year category, there are five finalists and one of the favourites to win is boxer Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda who is the current WBO Africa bantamweight titleholder and is ranked fourth in the world by the World Boxing Organisation. He is ranked 27th in the world by the influential boxrec.com website.
The Namibia Rugby Union will host an International Dune Sevens Rugby Tournament in Walvis Bay from November 18 to 20.
The top Sevens playing nations on the African continent have already confirmed their participation, including the Springboks from South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe, while other nations like Botswana, Zambia and Uganda must still confirm their attendance.
According to the CEO of the NRU, Sakkie Mouton, there will also be a Namibian national and regional component as well as a schools component to the tournament.
Metropolitan Namibia will sponsor the 8th Annual Michelle McLean Children’s Trust/Metropolitan Golf Day with an amount of N$70 000. This was announced at the launch of the event in Windhoek on Tuesday.
The event, which is in aid of charity, has received support from the business community through entering and sponsoring of holes and prizes.
Metropolitan Namibia will also cover all expenses of the golf day.