Archive - Aug 8, 2010 - Story
Martin Haikali retained his WBO African lightweight title with a hardfought points victory over Pies Dibeko of South Africa at the Kuisebmond Hall in Walvis Bay on Saturday night. According to Namibian boxing promoter Nestor Tobias, it was a tough encounter, while Dibeko was a tough opponent, but “Haikali was hungrier than Dibeko.”
Haikali won the fight on a unanimous points decision over 12 rounds to take his pro record to 6 wins and 4 defeats.
Dibeko was a late replacement for Sydney Maluleka who withdrew from the fight at the last minute.
Namibia gave an inspired performance to hold Ghana to a 1-1 draw in an Under 20 African Football Qualifying match on Saturday night. Although the result was never an issue after the Under 20 world champions Ghana had won the first leg 4-0 in Accrah a fortnight ago, Namibia took the game to their opponents from the start with a fine display of attacking football.
Sydney Urikhob and Eslin Kamuhanga made their presence felt with some early shots at goal, while Ikuaterua Tjozongoro put in some strong runs down the right wing.
Wanderers strengthened their position at the top of the MTC Rugby Premier League with a hard fought 26-15 victory against second-placed Reho Falcon at the Wanderers field on Saturday.
Wanderers’ pack laid the foundation with a powerful display in the set pieces and mauls, where eighthman PJ van Lill was once again outstanding.
Van Lill set up numerous scoring opportunities with his bullocking runs, that had Falcons’ defence at full stretch as it often took two or three players to pull the rampaging forward down.