Archive - Aug 5, 2011 - Story
Namibia suffered their second successive narrow defeat when they went down by 8 runs to Nepal at the ICC World U19 World Cup qualifiers in Ireland on Friday.
It followed on their one-wicket defeat to Afghanistan on Wednesday when they lost off the last ball of the match.
On Friday, Namibia dismissed Nepal for a modest 217 with Christopher Coombe taking 6/41 off 10 overs and Stephen Baard 2/35 off 10.
Namibian boxing fans can expect an explosive fight when Harry Simon takes on Tony Dodson of Great Britain for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) light heavyweight title in Windhoek on September 30.
This was said by the president of the WBF Howard Goldberg at the official launch in Windhoek on Friday morning, which was also attended by the deputy minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, Pohamba Shifeta, and the president of the Namibia Boxing Federation Kelly Nghixulifwa.
Namibian cyclist, Dan Craven is currently leading the Vuelta Ciclista a Leon in Spain after he won the third stage by two minutes on Thursday.
Craven, who rides for British Continental team Rapha Condor Sharp, put up spirited effort when he broke away and rode alone for the last 40km of the 178km stage to finish the stage in 4:37.13.
He finished 2 minutes ahead of Roy Hegreberg of Norway from the Sparebanken Vest-Ridley team.
Pohamba Shifeta, the Deputy Minister of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture pledged government’s support for athletes that qualify for the London 2012 Olympics.
Shifeta announced this at an event marking the One Year Countdown to the London 2012 Olympics hosted by the British High Commission and the Namibia National Olympic Committee on Thursday.
“The Ministry pledges its commitment to support our sportsmen and women during these next twelve months as they prepare for the London 2012 Olympic Games,” Shifeta said.