Archive - Jul 2010 - Story
A goal by Sthembiso Ngcobo three minutes into injury time gave Kaizer Chiefs a 2-1 victory against Eleven Arrows on Saturday evening. Josta Dladla had given Chiefs an early lead in the first half, but Romanus Shilongo equalised shortly after the break.
The match seemed to be heading for a penalty shootout when Chiefs won a corner and Kaizer Motaung junior chipped the ball to the far post where Ngcobo rose unopposed to head the ball into the net.
Log leaders Reho Falcon will play at home against bottom placed Unam in an MTC Rugby Premier League Round 11 match on Saturday.
Falcons maintained their lead at the top of the log after they narrowly beat Mariental 30-29 in a close encounter in Mariental last weekend. This result brought their total points to 38 with seven wins to their name and only four losses.
The Brave Warriors match against Israel that had been scheduled for August 11 has been called off due to a problem with the processing of visas in Israel according to Namibia Football Association (NFA) Secretary General Barry Rukoro.
It had earlier been reported in a weekly newspaper that the Brave Warriors would play Israel as part of their preparations for the AFCON qualifier match against Gambia on September 4.
Namibian soccer fans will be in for a treat when Eleven Arrows take on Kaizer Chiefs at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Although the match has been billed as a pre-season international friendly, there will be no love lost on the field of play as both teams are expected to field their strongest sides in preparation for the upcoming season.
At the time of writing, Chiefs had not yet confirmed their lineup but according to Arrows coach, Congo Hindjou, their top players will be coming.
Concordia College will face defending champions Delta High School in an FNB Classic Clashes encounter on Saturday at the Concordia College School Grounds.
The action will start at 08h00 with the teams’ Under 15 sides locking horns. This will be followed by the Under 17 teams’ match at 09h30 before the main match at 11h00.
Concordia’s Bradley Ezaks was confident of his team’s chances against Delta.
“We have only lost one match this season, and the team is confident that we will do our home crowd proud this year,” Ezaks said.
Eleven year old Nicola Tjironda and fifteen year old Julian Isaak took top prizes at the just ended Third Bank Windhoek Namibia National Junior Chess Championship held at David Bezuidenhout High School in Windhoek.
The championship was held under the auspices of Namibia Chess Federation (NCF) from 23 to 25 July.
The annual event saw invited players younger than 20 years competing. Tjironda began playing chess two years ago and is described by Max Nitzborn, the President of NCF, as a natural talent and Julian Isaak has been playing for the past four years.
Daniel Nghipandulwa was Namibia’s best performer on the opening day of the 17th African Senior Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday.
Nghipandulwa finished fourth in Heat Three of the 800m in a time of 1:52:12 to to qualify for the semifinals which will be held on Thursday afternoon.
Nghipandulwa has been drawn in ther first 800m semifinal, alongside South Africa’s 800m world champion, Mbulauni Mulaudzi, who set the fastest time in the heats of 1:43,58.
Namibia’s sprinters did not do too well on the opening day.
The Nestor “Sunshine” Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy is looking for funds to be able to host the International Boxing Bonanza at the Kuisebmund Hall in Walvis Bay on August 7.
On the night Martin Haikali will defend his WBO African lightweight title against Sydney Maluleka from South Africa.
The owner of the academy, Nestor Tobias appealed to local business people and the private sector to come on board and sponsor the event.
Namibian professional cyclist Erik Hoffmann has been in great form in Germany lately and on Sunday won the Great Rebland Tour in the Baden Wurtemburg town of Wittnau. Riding for the Baier Landshut team, Hoffmann beat a field of more than 100 cyclists to comfortably win the 112km event in a time of 2:52:53.
Christian Heule of Team Burgi FIDI BC followed in second place, 10 seconds behind, while his team mate Mirco Saggiorato came third, 23 seconds behind.
During the final week of the FIFA World Cup the Football for Hope Festival 2010 assembled 32 teams that represent the power of the game for social change.
The Festival 2010 was an official event of the FIFA World Cup and was organised by FIFA, streetfootballworld, the Organising Committee of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the City of Johannesburg.