Archive - Apr 2010 - Story
Namibian professional cyclist Erik Hoffmann completed his third victory of the season when he won the Neuotting Road Race in Bavaria, southern Germany last weekend.
Hoffmann was ably assisted by his Landshut team, who put in a big team effort which saw the 28-year-old Namibian clinching the gold medal.
“It was a huge team effort by the Landshut team - we dominated the race from the start and I managed to win the race with their help,” he said.
Ali Nuumbembe will now defend his WBA African welterweight title against Jerry Nekhubi of South Africa on Friday night, after his previous opponent, Boitshepo Mandawe pulled out of the fight.
According to Namibian boxing promoter Nestor Tobias, Mandawe “chickened out of the fight,” but he managed to find a suitable opponent in Nekhubi at short notice.
Tobias also said that Nekhubi would be a better opponent since he was rated higher by the World Boxing Organisation.
Venue problems surface in Leo NFA Cup
The Namibia Football Association will go ahead with the Khomasdal Stadium as the venue for Leo NFA Cup quarterfinal matches on Thursday and Friday, but will limit ticket sales to 2 000 people per match to avoid crowd congestion.
African Stars executive member Brian Makari expressed reservations about the Khomasdal Stadium as a suitable venue in a local daily on Wednesday, citing its limited space and lack of security facilities.
The national women’s soccer team, the Brave Gladiators are hard at work, preparing for their much anticipated clash against the African women’s champions, Equatorial Guinea in May.
According to the NFA Women’s Desk, after beating Angola 3-2 on aggregate, Namibia will have the whole of SADC behind them as they face off against the defending champions Equatorial Guinea on May 22 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
SCORE Namibia is using the beautiful game of football to kick AIDS out as hundreds of youngsters gathered for the SCORE Kicking AIDS Out Festival at Oshakati.
The festival which started on Saturday, 24 April at Oshakati involves basketball, volleyball and the beautiful game of football at the town’s Independence Stadium.
Dan Craven put in a display of grit and determination to clinch second place in the East Midlands CiCle Classic in England on Sunday. After puncturing twice in the last 30km of the race, Craven dug deep and fought to regain the lead group before the final sprint which was won by Michael Berling of Team Glud & Marstrand.
Craven, riding for Team Rapha Condor Sharp followed closely behind in second place, while Yanto Barker of Team Pendragon-Le Col-Colnago came third.
It was a great achievement by the Namibian professional cyclist against a top class field of riders from Europe.
Bank Windhoek has announced that the fourth Bank Windhoek Body Balance Kids Camp will take place from 17 to 21 May 2010. The camp will start daily from 07:30 until 12:30 at the SKW and DTS sports fields in Windhoek.
The Namibia Equestrian Federation (NAMEF) held its first ever awards ceremony on Saturday, 24 April 2010. A total of 47 awards were handed over, of which six were for endurance riding.
“We are very excited that we were successful in starting the annual awards. Our riders, officials and support personnel are doing huge amounts of work and this is evident in the results that the sport is achieving on international stages. We have seen an increase in the quality of our sport and are looking forward to a great 2010 season”, said Riaan van Rooyen, President of NAMEF.
Pace bowler Louis Klazinga was named Namibia’s Cricket Player of the Year at Cricket Namibia’s annual awards ceremony on Saturday evening. Klazinga, who beat the other finalists, all rounder Craig Williams and batsman Raymond van Schoor to the award, had a great season with the ball.
He was one of the top bowlers in the Cricket South Africa provincial competition, finishing as the third highest wicket taker in the three day competition with 48 wickets, and the fifth highest wicket taker in the one day competition with 20 wickets.
Western Suburbs staged a great fightback to beat United 26-24 in a Rugby Premier League match at the United field on Saturday. United seemed to be heading for a comfortable victory after taking a 24-12 lead midway through the second half, but two late tries saw Suburbs snatch a last gasp victory.
In a tightly contested forward battle, neither side could penetrate their opponents’ line in the first half and the teams headed into halftime level at 12-12 after four penalties apiece by United lock Winmar Rust and Suburbs centre Charlton Brussel.