Archive - Jun 2010 - Story
The Namibia Football Association’s Galz & Goals project has attracted a staggering total of over 1 200 girls playing in Under 13 and Under 15 football tournaments and trained 92 coaches at five regional festivals this summer. The festivals aim to create interest for regional leagues beginning in March 2010, training coaches and the girls themselves on Healthy Lifestyles along the way.
Local soccer fans will have an opportunity to watch the World Cup semi-finals and final on the big screen in Windhoek, Oshakati and Swakopmund courtesy of FNB and Coca Cola.
The announcement was made by the FNB Risk Manager, Conville Britz on Wednesday.
“FNB and Coke Namibia have ensured that Namibians are part and parcel of the 2010 World Cup excitement for a number of months now and hundreds of Namibians are attending World Cup matches courtesy of these Namibian companies,” Britz said.
Day Two of the FIRS Under 19 Inline World Championships saw Namibia losing their third match 8-3 against Italy.
Italy finished the first day of the championships with two victories and tied for first in Group B with the USA and France. Italy was the third of three straight undefeated teams that Namibia was paired with at the start of the championships. On Day One, Italy had soundly beaten Mexico (13-0) and edged Canada (6-5). Namibia lost to USA 10-0 and France 6-3 in their first two matches.
A 63rd minute goal by David Villa booked Spain a place in the quarterfinals of the World Cup after a 1-0 victory against Portugal in Cape Town on Tuesday night. Andres Iniesta put Villa clear with a great throughball in the box and although Portugal keeper Eduardo blocked Villa’s first shot, he pounced onto the loose ball to hit the back of the net.
It was a deserved victory for Spain who had most of the possession and had the better chances.
Villa was a constant danger down the left wing, while Anders Iniesta and Xavi controlled the midfield with their probing passes.
Namibia were thrashed 10-0 by the United States in their opening match at the Junior Men’s Inline Hockey World Championships in Dusseldorf, but followed that up with an improved performance before going down 6-3 to France.
In their first match a nervous Team Namibia with captain Michael Falk in the centre, Tyrone Miles and Dominic Denker on the wings and Gunnar Visser as defence lined up against the USA. Team USA took possession of the puck immediately, unleashing a cannonade of shots on our goal.
Rehoboth are leading the MTC Rugby Premier League for the second week in a row after taking over from the league newcomers Mariental who had led the league for most of the season.
Even though they lost their last match against archrivals Reho Falcon, Rehoboth maintained their lead on the log due to the fact that they had won five matches, one more than the second placed team. At the moment Rehoboth are sitting on 25 points, five of which were bonus points.
Brazil turned on the style to beat Chile 3-0 in front of 54 000 fans at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park Stadium on Monday night.
Brazil took a while to break down Chile’s defence but when Juan headed in the opening goal on 34m, Chile’s resistance crumbled. Three minutes later Luis Fabiano made it 2-0, while Robinho completed the masterclass performance with a sumptuous strike on 59m.
Chile attacked from the start but Brazil’s defence held out and they took the lead when Juan rose high to steer home a Maicon corner with a thumping header.
The 2010 season of the NFA Galz and Goals Youth league kicked off recently in Windhoek at El Dorado High School.
The first matches of the league, which is in its second year, were played on June 19 with seven teams taking part in the under 13 age group and eight teams in the under 15 age group.
More teams joined the league in the second week, 25-26 June, with the Under 13 teams increasing to thirteen teams.
On 25 June the Under 16 girls played two matches each with SKW and Hage Geingob High School playing to a 1-1 draw in the first match.
Joris Harteveld won the Namibian National Cycling Championship in Windhoek on Sunday after an exciting sprint finish.
Harteveld won the 156km race in four hours, 26 minutes and 28 seconds, after managing to keep up with the leading pack that included Ingram Cuff and Victor Krohne, who ended second and third respectively.
The 41 year old who rides for Windhoek Pedal Power was very excited about winning the race because of all the preparation he put into it.
Germany thrashed England 4-1 in Bloemfontein on Sunday to book a place in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
Goals by Miroslav Klose, Lukas Podolski and two by Thomas Mueller ensured Germany’s victory while Matt Upson pulled one back for England.