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Windhoek High School got off to a winning start at the Suzelle & Janine Davin FNB School Sport Festival on Thursday, when they beat the visiting Bellville Technikon 26-0.
WHS ran in four tries, two in each half, as they beat the visitor with an expansive game of running rugby.
Left wing Donovan Kandjii opened the scoring with a fine individual try midway through the first half when he held off two tackles to touch down in the corner.
Namibia Football Association (NFA) president, John Muinjo is currently in Mexico as head of the FIFA delegation at the Estadio Torreon during the FIFA Under17 World Cup that is currently underway in that country.
Muinjo was part of the organising committee for the tournament that started in Mexico on 18 June and will finish on 10 July.
“I am head of delegation here in Torreon as all the Organizing committee members have been decentralized and are in charge of the seven venues where the games are taking place,” Muinjo wrote in an email.
Log leaders Reho Falcon will face third placed Mariental in Round 8 MTC Premiership action on Saturday at the Mariental Stadium.
Coming from a 24-21 win over their arch rivals Rehoboth, Falcons will be hoping to continue on their unbeaten run which has them leading the log with 40 points.
Mariental will however be a tough team to beat as they are coming from a 67-0 thrashing of Kudus last week in Mariental. The team from the south is currently third on the log with 29 points.
Namibian boxing promoter Nester Tobias has called for a rematch against Braimah Kamoko of Ghana, who retained his title with a controversial points decision against Namibia’s Vikapita Meroro in Accra, Ghana on Saturday night.
Kamoko won the fight on points over 12 rounds, but after the referee deducted two points from Meroro for holding and hitting and for swearing.
Speaking at a press conference in Windhoek on Wednesday, Tobias said that the referee was not fair and called for a rematch.
The Namibia National Cycling Championships will take place over the weekend with the time trial taking place on 2 July and the road race taking place the next day.
Namibia Cycling Federation (NCF) committee member, Rolf Adrian said that he expected more entries in this year’s elite race.
“This year we decided to reduce the distance in the elite men’s race from last year’s 156km to 132km because we want to promote greater participation because last year’s distances were too hard,” Adrian said.
“We are hoping that this year we will come close to 60 entries,” he added.
Namibia will compete at the World Men’s Squash Championships for the first time from 21 to 27 August in Paderborn, Germany.
Four players, Marco Becker who is based in South Africa, Norbert Dorgeloh who is the Namibian Top 16 champion, Andrew Forrest and Angelo Titus, will represent Namibia.
Becker and Dorgeloh were bronze medallists at the All Africa Squash Championships (AASC) held earlier this year in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The players were selected after doing well at the National Top 16 competition held at the Wanderers Squash Club in April this year.
The Brave Warriors dropped 13 positions on the latest FIFA/Coca Cola World rankings released on Wednesday. They are now ranked 153 in the world from last month’s 140.
This is Namibia’s lowest ranking since 2005 when they were ranked 164. The highest ranking ever achieved by Namibia was in 1998 when they reached a peak of 69 in the world, which was the same year they qualified for the AFCON tournament for the first time.
Namibia also dropped four places on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) rankings to 43 out of 52 nations.
Namibia’s preparations for the Rugby World Cup begin in earnest on Friday when a 30-man rugby squad leaves for Stellenbosch, South Africa to attend a 10-day training camp.
National coach Johan Diergaardt told Namibia Sport that the camp would provide the final preparation for the World Cup, with the focus being on the conditioning of the players.
“We will lay emphasis on the conditioning of the players and the strengthening of their bodies. We will also focus a lot on their skills development,” Diergaardt said.
Bank Windhoek on Tuesday announced that it will sponsor the Bank Windhoek 4x4 Vasbyt, to take place on Saturday, 2 July at 08h00 in the vicinity of Dune 2 and Dune 7, outside Walvis Bay.
The event is hosted by the Namib Desert 4x4 Club under the auspices of the Namibia Motorsport Federation with Bank Windhoek as the main sponsor. The entrance fee will be N$30 per person and N$10 per vehicle.
The ICC Executive Board began its two-day meeting in Hong Kong on Tuesday, 28 June and the decisions taken on the first day included:
Formats for ICC global events:
The ICC Executive Board reversed its previous decisions and approved a 14-team format for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to be held in Australia and New Zealand and a 12-team format for the ICC World Twenty20 events in 2012 (Sri Lanka) and 2014 (Bangladesh).