Archive - Aug 23, 2010 - Story
Namibia finished the African States Bowls Tournament on a high note over the weekend when Graham Snyman won the gold medal in the Men’s Singles category, while Diana Viljoen won the silver medal in the Women’s Singles category. With the Namibian Men’s Fours team of Willie Esterhuizen, Sandy Joubert, Will Esterhuizen junior and Jean Viljoen also winning a bronze medal, it brought Namibia’s total for the tournament to three gold, one silver and three bronze medals. It was Namibia’s best performance yet at the African States Tournament which is contested annually by SADC member states.
The MTC Rugby Premier League was thrown a curve ball this weekend when most of the teams played their last matches of the season before the semi finals on September 4.
United, who had been ruled out of the semi finals were given another lifeline when they got a maximum six points after Kudus failed to turn up for their match. As a result of the forfeited match, United now have 36 points with 14 matches played and are now currently fifth on the log with the same number of points with Mariental.
Mauritania has withdrawn from the Gabon-Equatorial Guinea 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced.
Mauritania was in Group F, which also included Namibia, Gambia and Burkina Faso. Namibia was due to play Mauritania on October 9 in Windhoek.
According to www.cafonline.com, the General Secretary of the CAF, Mustapha Fahmy said, “We have just been informed by the Mauritania Football Federation of the withdrawal of its national team from the qualifiers of the Orange CAN 2010 qualifiers.”
Zimbabwe beat Namibia 2-0 in a Senior Men’s encounter on Sunday, to wrap up the series after the two nations played to a goalless draw in their opening match on Saturday.
Zimbabwe were also the overall winners of the Momentum International Hockey Challenge after the won five of the seven age group categories that were contested between the two nations.
In the second encounter on Sunday, Zimbabwe put Namibia under pressure from the start as Nick Simpson and Doco Mukwewa both shot wide from early attacks.