Archive - Aug 2010 - Story
As a result of the poor showing of Namibian athletes at the just ended Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) has called on a change of attitude of sports administrators in order for sport in Namibia to be successful.
The NNOC Secretary General, Abner Xoagub, said this at a press conference on Tuesday.
“Administrators and managers need to up their game if we are going to go anywhere with our sport in Namibia. We need to get serious,” Xoagub said.
The Ugandan U19 team, who ended winners of the 2009 ICC Africa U19 CWCQ, continued their winning ways on Monday. For the second day in a row, the Ugandan bowling attack bowled their opposition out for under a hundred. Prize bowler for Uganda was Faruk Ochimi with four Tanzanian wickets for 20 runs. The Tanzania attack hardly troubled the Ugandans, who knocked the target off in 16 overs.
The Brave Warriors’ plans for their first AFCON qualifier against Gambia suffered a major blow after attacking midfielder, Rudolf Bester, got a hamstring injury during his clubs 3-2 loss to Amazulu on Sunday.
Bester was substituted in the 66th minute after scoring the first goal for his team, Maritzburg United.
Tom Saintfiet, the coach of the Brave Warriors, was very disappointed with the news.
“It is very bad news for the team. He has been a very important goal scorer for the team over the past two years,” Saintfiet said.
In the opening match of the ICC Africa Cricket World Cup qiualifiers in Windhoek, Namibia, Uganda comprehensively thrashed newly promoted Nigeria.
Nigeria were bowled out for a disappointing 67, with Uganda’s destroyer in chief being Faruk Ochimi who took 4 for 25 in 6 overs.
Uganda didn’t have it all their own way, losing wickets along the way, but they managed to pass their target in the 16th over and eventually beat Nigeria by 3 wickets.
Brave Warriors defender George Hummel and midfielders Paulus Shipanga and Razundara Tjikuzu have withdrawn from the Tafel Lager Brave Warriors team that will play Gambia in their first AFCON 2012 qualifying match in Banjul, Gambia on Saturday.
Experienced midfielder Tjikuzu, who recently signed for Turkish club Kasimpasa Spor Kulubu, requested to be omitted from the squad for the Gambia match.
The Namibia Football Association on Sunday issued a statement expressing its disappointment with some members of the football family in the Karas Region who disrupted the Annual General Meeting that was held at Birds Mansion Hotel in Keetmanshoop on Saturday.
The meeting was also an elective meeting whereby the 21 members of the region had to vote in a new chairperson (President) of the executive committee, as the incumbent Harry Jahrs was acting since the resignation of Isaacs Fredericks in November.
Windhoek Gymnasium A and Pro-Ed Akademie won the Under 13 and Under 11 categories at the Coastal Spur Cricket Festival that was held in Walvis Bay from August 23 to 27.
It was the 12th consecutive year that the junior cricket festival had been held and it once again saw a good turnout with young cricketers from Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Windhoek and Otjiwarongo participating.
Western Suburbs scored the required four tries and got the required bonus point to claim the last semi final spot in the MTC Rugby Premier League when they beat Mariental 29-12 on Saturday.
Centre Daryl de la Harpe scored the first try for Suburbs followed by two tries by prop Hauta Veii.
Four minutes before the final whistle, Suburbs had a try disallowed after the linesman judged that there had been a knock on earlier.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) unveiled the new Players Registration and Competitions System that they will be using in order to keep track of Namibian football players.
Tunisian based NARSIL Technologies, through the “Win in Africa with Africa” initiative from FIFA that seeks to provide African football associations with the tools to progress and the skills with which it can continue its own development, installed the system.
The NFA Secretary General, Barry Rukoro, said that the new system would enable the association to have information on its players.
Namibia will face Botswana in their first match of the ICC Africa Under 19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers that will be held in Windhoek from Sunday 29 August to 5 September.
Eight countries will participate in the qualifiers with the top two nations qualifying to play in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in 2011.
The coach of the Namibian team, Johan Rudolph, said that the team was ready for the tournament.
“We have been preparing since May, the boys are ready. We are at a point where we just want to play,” Rudolph said.