Archive - Aug 18, 2011 - Story
Namibian squash will create history next week when a national men’s team participates at the World Squash Championships for the first time.
The Namibian team of four players, a coach and manager received their national colours at a informal function on Tuesday night.
The team consists of Marco Becker, Norbert Dorgeloh, Angelo Titus and Andrew Forrest while Archie Botha is the manager and Tyc Kakehongo the coach.
Becker and Dorgeloh competed at the All Africa Squash Championships in March where they won a bronze medal for Namibia, finishing behind South Africa and Zambia.
The MTC Rugby Premier League goes down to the wire on Saturday with Mariental and Western Suburbs fighting it out for the final semifinal spot.
Mariental host Rehoboth while Suburbs host Kudus and the results of these matches will determine who will go through with already qualified Reho Falcon, United and Rehoboth.
Mariental are currently fourth on the log with 43 points while Suburbs are fifth on 40 points, and various scenarios could determine who finishes fourth.
If Mariental win then they will go through, but if Mariental lose and Suburbs win, Suburbs will finish fourth.
The Welwitschias will play their last warm up match ahead of the IRB World Cup on Saturday against the Griffons at the Hage Geingob Stadium.
The Griffons play in the ABSA Currie Cup First Division and are currently fifth out of six teams.
They have so far lost all three of their matches this season with the latest one being their 45-48 loss to SWD Eagles.
Namibia played Griffons in their Vodacom Cup campaign last year and lost 45-26.
Johan Diergaardt, coach of the Welwitschias, said he was very happy with the player’s conditioning ahead of the World Cup.