Archive - May 2010 - Story
After a dismal start to the season United finally ended their losing streak when they beat Unam 50-17 at United’s Gemsbok Park over the weekend.
Leeroy Rentzke opened up the scoring for United when he scored a try in the second minute when he caught the Unam defense off guard. The try was converted by Winmar Rust giving United a 7-0 lead early in the game.
In response, Rodney Coetzee of Unam managed to break the United defense after stealing the ball from a poorly handled pass. This resulted in a try, which went unconverted as Marques Bezuidenhout completely missed the posts.
Miguel Acosta and his camp heaped praise on Paulus Moses and promoter Nestor Tobias and said they would gladly come back to Namibia to give Moses a rematch. Speaking at a press conference, barely 11 hours after Acosta dethroned Moses as the WBA world lightweight champion, Acosta praised Moses for being a ‘great warrior.’
A goal in extra time by Rudi Louw gave African Stars a hard fought 1-0 victory over Civics in the Leo NFA Cup final on Saturday. In the process Stars became the first team since Namibia’s independence in 1990 to win the league and cup double in one season.
Miguel Acosta of Venezuela became the new WBA lightweight champion of the world when he knocked out Namibia’s Paulus “The Hitman” Moses in the sixth round on Saturday night. Acosta felled Moses with a great right hook to the chin that saw him crash to the canvas. Moses managed to sit up but could not get up, as the referee counted him out on the canvas.
The end came suddenly and left the Namibian fans shocked into silence while Acosta celebrated wildly as his Venezuelan helpers lifted their new world champion onto their shoulders and paraded him around the ring.
By Ron Jackson for superboxing.co.za
Paulus Moses faces the toughest test of his career when he defends his WBA lightweight title against Miguel Acosta in Windhoek on Saturday night.
The Namibian and Acosta, from Venezuela, meet at the Country Club Resort in the Namibian capital.
Acosta has not been beaten in 17 fights during the past six years.
Moses, who has a record of 25-0, with 17 knockouts, is from Okapya, Namibia. He made his professional debut in November 2002 with a second-round stoppage of Aaron Vilane and has fought mostly out of his home country.
Excitement is mounting ahead of Paulus “The Hitman” Moses’ title defence against Miguel Acosta of Venezuela on Saturday evening. The two boxers went for their medical check up and official weigh in at the Windhoek Country Club on Friday afternoon, where both were declared fit and ready for the fight.
The challenger, Acosta, who looked confident and indicated with a finger gesture that he would ‘slit Moses’ throat,’ weighed in at 61,1kg, which was within the lightweight limit of 61,24kg.
The annual Metropolitan Board’s Trophy League is increasingly becoming more popular as 106 teams from 50 participating schools are expected to take part as schools prepare for the start of the season this Saturday, 29 May 2010. Last year, 105 teams from 45 schools took part, accommodating approximately 2650 players in the tournament.
This year 3 000 young Namibian rugby players will compete in the N$110 000 Metropolitan Boards Trophy League, an event that will showcase top youth players and teams from across nine regions.
The MTC Rugby League continues this weekend with log leaders Wanderers hosting Western Suburbs in Pioneers Park on Saturday afternoon.
Wanderers lead the log after winning all three of their games since the start of the league in April. Their last match against Unam had to be stopped with eight minutes remaining due to crowd trouble. Wanderers were leading 22-10 when the referee stopped the match.
During the weekend of 22 and 23 May 2010 the Auas View Equestrian Club held their yearly tournament, courtesy of main sponsor FNB Namibia with 72 participants. This was the first time that the bank sponsored this tournament although they have been part and parcel of the national equestrian tournaments held over the past few years.
According to Ingrid Goeieman, Manager: Events and Sponsorships at FNB Namibia, the FNB Group is known for its support of local sporting events and this tournament is one of them. FNB supports sport at both club and schools levels.
Namibian cyclist Dan Craven lost the yellow jersey to Alexander Wetterhall of Sweden-Team Sprocket Pro on Wednesday after finishing 44th on the fourth stage of the FBD Insurance Ras in Ireland.
Craven started the race with a 16 seconds advantage, but finished two minutes and 38 seconds behind the race winner German Maximillan May of Team Germany Thuringer Energie. Wetterhall finished in position 11 in the race that took them from Oughterard to Tipperary.