Archive - Feb 2010 - Story
Namibia crashed to a 99-run defeat in their limited overs SAA Challenge match in Cape Town on Sunday.
Namibia won the toss and sent WP in to bat – a decision which immediately paid dividends. Norbert Manyande ran out Alistair Gray for 1, while Louis Klazinga dismissed Zahid Allie for a duck as WP crashed to 2/1.
When Craig Williams dismissed Martin Walters for 1, Namibia were firmly in command with the hosts struggling at 17/3.
WP were however let off the hook as Yasseen Vallie (43) and Romano Ramoo (41) came to Province’s rescue with a 70-run partnership.
African Stars regained the lead in the MTC Premiership title race but they left it till late in their match against Blue Waters at the Kuisebmund Stadium on Saturday.
Midfielder Wycliffe Kambonde gave Blue Waters the lead on 65m and Stars seemed to be heading for defeat, but striker Heinrich Kazerua scored a goal in injury time to give Stars a share of the spoils.
The point saw them join Orlando Pirates on 36 points but move to the top with a better goal difference.
Namibia’s 2010 Vodacom Cup campaign got off to a losing start as they lost 45-26 to the Griffons in Windhoek after trailing 25-17 at halftime. Griffons’ right wing Eddie Fredericks scored three tries while flyhalf Tiaan van Wyk gave a great kicking display, scoring 17 points with the boot, as the visitors took control of the match from the start. Namibia however staged a fine comeback and at a stage were trailing by only two points before the Griffons pulled away for a comfortable win.
Luketz Swartbooi gave a great performance to win the Chevron 10km Road Race in Windhoek on Saturday morning in an excellent time of 31 minutes 18 seconds.
Swartbooi, who recently turned 44, showed his younger opponents a clean pair of heels as he beat Johannes Naitembu into second place in a sprint to the line. Naitembu finished in the same time as Swartbooi, while Mynardt Kauanivi came third in 31:48.
Civics outplayed SKW from the start to register a comprehensive 3-0 victory at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday night.
Civics stunned SKW with a goal after only 20 seconds before running out comfortable 3-0 victors at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday night.
From the kickoff, Nelson Geingob found Alfred Ndyenge in space on the left, who beat SKW’s outrushing keeper Diego Fransman with an angled shot.
Namibia gave a brilliant all round performance to take a commanding lead after the first day of their three-day SAA Challenge match against Western Province in Cape Town on Thursday.
With Louis Klazinga and Craig Williams in great form with the ball, Namibia skittled WP out for 70 runs in their first innings. Namibia’s batsmen then came to the party with some big contributions and at stumps Namibia had reached 248/4 for a lead of 178 runs with six first innings wickets still remaining.
The Namibian Welwitschias rugby team opens its account in the 2010 Vodacom Cup competition on Saturday when they host the Griffons at the Hage Geingob National Rugby Stadium.
It will be the first time since 2002 that Namibia will compete in the Vodacom Cup competition, which serves as a feeder system for South Africa’s provincial franchises, where they can groom new players before they are exposed to South Africa’s top provincial competition, the Currie Cup.
Bafana Bafana head coach Carlos Alberto Parreira announced a 22-man squad to play Namibia’s Brave Warriors in an international friendly in Durban next Wednesday. The side consists mostly of local based players in the South African Premier Soccer League, while South Africa’s top foreign-based players have not been called up to the squad.
Some of the top professionals who are missing include their all-time leading goalscorer Benny McCarthy who joined West Ham United this month and has scored 35 goals in 83 appearances for Bafana Bafana.
Namibia will host the 10th Junior and Senior African Gymnastics Championships and the African Continental Games qualifiers for the 2010 Youth Olympics in Walvis Bay from 28 February 28 to 13 March.
Bank Windhoek is the main sponsor of the event that will see more than 400 gymnasts from an estimated 16 African countries competing for honours at the Walvis Bay Indoor Sport Complex.
Orlando Pirates went to the top of the log after beating Hotspurs 1-0 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday night. Pirates’ Cameroonian midfielder Ekane Ndile scored the winning goal with a fantastic strike midway through the first half in a match that was regularly disrupted by foul play and injury stoppages.