Archive - Jun 29, 2011 - Story
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.