Archive - Oct 15, 2011 - Story
The national senior soccer side, the Brave Warriors will host Lesotho in an international friendly match on Monday, 31 October at the Independence Stadium.
The match to be the first of recently appointed acting coach Bernard Kaanjuka’s tenure will be played at 20h00 at the Windhoek’s Independence Stadium, the NFA has confirmed.
Kaanjuka last week confirmed that only local-based players will be used in the Lesotho match owing to the fact that the date is not a FIFA International date and thus foreign clubs will not be reliant to release players.
The CSA 3-Day Challenge match between Namibia and Northerns petered out into a draw on Saturday after the batsmen dominated the contest on a lifeless pitch.
Namibia had posted a sizeable 386 all out in their first innings, with Gerrie Snyman top scoring with 109, while Gerhard Rudolph scored 98. But Northerns dwarfed that total as they amassed 571/6 declared in their first innings.
Namibia had an early breakthrough as Hendrik van der Dussen was caught behind off Christi Viljoen’s bowling for a duck, but from then on Northerns’ batsmen dominated proceedings.
Black Africa opened up a three-point lead at the top of the MTC Premiership log after beating former leaders African Stars 1-0 on Saturday.
In a pulsating derby at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium Marco van Wyk scored the winning goal six minutes into the second half when he struck home a cross by Jerome Louis that went in off the upright.
Both teams had numerous scoring opportunities that had the 4 000-strong crowd on the edge of their seats throughout the encounter.
Ramblers won their second match of the season when they beat Eleven Arrows 2-0 in a match they completely dominated in Windhoek on Saturday.
Ramblers pulled off the win with goals from Larry Horaeb and Alfred Ndyenge despite not having their coach, Dino Balotti who had his appendix removed on Friday evening.
Assistant coach, Lee Haraseb was in charge of the Pioneers Park based outfit.
Ramblers got the first chance of the match when Horaeb’s shot on goal went wide after he had beaten the Arrows goalkeeper, Diego Fransman.
The 3-Day CSA Challenge between Northerns and Namibia seems to be heading for a draw after Notherns reached 295/3 in reply to Namibia’s first innings total of 386.
Pieter Malan led the way with an unbeaten century and at stumps on the second day he had reached 140 not out off 245 balls which included 16 fours.
Namibia made an early breakthrough in Northerns’ innings when Hendrik van der Dussen was caught behind off Christi Viljoen’s bowling for a duck.
But that was the only joy which Namibia had as northerns’ batsmen took charge.