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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.
Windhoek High School won the Metropolitan Boards Trophy for the fourth year in a row with an exciting 35-13 victory over Dr Lemmer of Rehoboth on Saturday evening. The match was still evenly poised at halftime with WHS leading 8-6, but WHS turned up the tempo in the second half, attacking from all corners of the field to run in five tries for a convincing victory.
On day two of the Momentum International Hockey Challenge the Namibian Under 16 girls were the only victorious side among the home teams.
The young Namibians proved too much for the visitors, defeating the Zimbabwean B side 8-0, in a match where the score line did not reflect the tough game that played out.
Britta Haensel was the first to score for the Namibian girls as a result of a field goal that that came from a Larraine Brink cross. Haensel scored the second goal for Namibia five minutes later in the 11th minute.
Namibia and Zimbabwe battled it out to a goalless draw in the first encounter between their senior men’s sides in Windhoek on Saturday morning. Both sides created several scoring chances, while Zimbabwe had a shot cleared off the line, but in the end they had to settle for a share of the spoils.
Zimbabwe were the first to attack and forced four short corners in a row, but Namibia’s defence held out, with goalie DJ Strauss pulling off a good save.
Namibian teams put in a mixed performance on the first day of the Momentum International Hockey Challenge at the Doc Jubber Hockey Fields in Windhoek on Friday.
The Namibia B senior team went down 5-1 to the Zimbabwean men’s team. Nick Simpson drew first blood for the Zimbabweans when he scored in the 12th minute of the match, but Les Campbell equalised for Namibia 5 minutes later.
From then on however, it was one way traffic as Zimbabwe took control of the match, with players like Pablo, Donny and Doco turning on the style with some great ball skills.
Abrahm Louw came ninth in the mixed triathlon, which saw him competing for the World 1 team. The team finished with a combined time of 1:19,58 on Thursday.
Louw finished the 250m swim, 7km cycle and the 1.7km run in 19 minutes and seven seconds, which was the best time in his team. His teammates were, Sara Vilic (21:23) from Croatia, Andrea Brown (23:11) from Zimbabwe and Wian Sullwald (19:56) from South Africa.
Prominent businessman Ranga Haikali launched his campaign for the presidency of the Namibia Football Association in Windhoek on Wednesday, while another prominent businessman and the current chairman of the Namibia Premier League Johnny Doeseb announced his candidature for the vice presidency.
SKW’s newly signed striker Alfred Ndyenge has been called up to the national squad for the first time, while Tangeni Shipahu, has been recalled, in preparation for Namibia’s opening 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Gambia on September 4.
National coach Tom Saintfiet announced a 29-man squad which will go into camp on Sunday, August 22 ahead of the match which will take place in the Gambian capital Banjul on the weekend of September 3 - 5.
Namibia will participate at the Under 20 Zone VI Youth Games due to be held in Swaziland from 9 to 20 December 2010.
This was announced by the Chief Administrator of the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) Rusten Mogane on Wednesday.
“A management team in Namibia consisting of officials from the Sports Commission and government with assistance from sports code officials has set up a competent team that will be participating at the games,” Mogane said.
The Namibian team will start with preparations when they have their first training camp in August.
Namibia’s national men and women’s bowls teams have made a great start to the African States Tournament currently underway in Harare, Zimbabwe by winning two gold and one bronze medal out of the four competitions that have been concluded so far.
In the Men’s Trips competition the Namibian team of Willie Esterhuizen, Sandy Joubert and Jean Viljoen won the gold medal, while Namibia’s Ladies Pairs team of Diana Viljoen and Theuna Grobler also won gold in the Ladies Pairs competition.