Archive - Aug 2011 - Story
The 20th Metropolitan Rugby Boards Trophy finals will be played on Friday and Saturday at the Hage Geingob Stadium.
The U19 Super final will be contested between Windhoek Gymnasium and Windhoek High School at 12h20.
Windhoek Gymnasium beat Elnatan 22-15 to reach the finals while WHS beat Otji Rugby 33-12.
Secretary of the Namibia Secondary Schools Rugby Association (NASSRA), Herman Rust said he expected an exciting match between the two teams.
Unam regained top spot on the Field Hockey Men’s Premier League after thrashing Wanderers 7-0 on Saturday.
Wanderers started strongly with Billy Beukes and Francois Fusher making early inroads, but it was Unam who took the lead when Albert Kapungire scored from a counterattack after 8 minutes.
The game was still evenly balanced when Unam went on a goal blitz with three goals in three minutes to effectively settle the result. Kuve Tjikuniva, Dickson Vambe and Heini Isaacks all found the net in a dazzling onslaught of attacking hockey that left Wanderers in disarray.
Namibian cyclist, Dan Craven, finished 12th in the Olympic Games test event which finished in a sprint along the Mall in London on Sunday.
The event was won by Mark Cavendish from Great Britain in a sprint finish that saw the Tour de France green jersey winner stop the clock at 3:18.11.
Sasha Modolo of Italy and Samuel Dumoulin from France were second and third respectively.
Craven was awarded the same time as the winner of the race because he finished the 140km race with the leading group.
Last season’s MTC NPL runners-up, Ramblers Football Club are looking for buyers for their Premier League status after a deal with two potential buyers fell through.
Jorge da Purificacao, executive member of Ramblers, said they had decided to sell the league status of the club because they could not afford to keep the club in the MTC Premier League.
“Ramblers does not have a sponsor to run a Premier League team and the costs are much more than the N$35 000 MTC gives every month. We need at least N$70 000 to pay the salaries of the players,” Da Purificacao said.
Namibia has been drawn in a tough group along with South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for the ICC U19 World Cup which takes place in Queensland, Australia in August 2012.
The draw was made following the ICC U19 World Cup qualifiers in Ireland last week, which saw the top six qualifying nations joining the ten Test playing nations for next year’s U19 World Cup.
Namibia grabbed the sixth and last qualifying spot to join Ireland, Scotland, Nepal, Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan at the 2012 U19 World Cup.
Defending champions Windhoek High School and Windhoek Gymnasium will contest the final of the Metropolitan Boards Trophy Rugby competition after they won their semifinal matches on Saturday.
WHS initially got some tough opposition from Otji Rugby and were even trailing 12-11 at halftime, but their forward dominance told as they ran in four second half tries to win the match 33-12.
Fullback Denver Murorua was their star player, scoring three of those tries while he added two penalties and one conversion for a personal tally of 23 points.
Reho Falcon moved back to the top of the log after an emphatic 55-8 victory against Unam on Saturday. Falcons ran in nine tries to grab maximum bonus points and overtake United at the top of the log.
Falcons’ forwards laid the foundation for the victory as they overwhelmed Unam in the scrums while their driving mauls were equally effective.
Here players like prop Morris Kapitako, eighthman Shaun van Rooi and lock Joseph Losper had a field day as they regularly broke Unam’s defence with their strong runs.
The Namibian Fistball National Team finished eighth at the Fistball World Cup held in Austria after they lost 3-0 to Italy on Saturday afternoon.
The road to eighth place
Namibia played a quarter final against Brazil on Thursday evening after finishing first in their preliminary group ahead of Italy.
The game was a clear-cut affair with Brazil walking of the field with a comprehensive 3-0 victory.
Namibia never stood a chance against the World Cup hopefuls who presented their strongest line up in this World Cup quarterfinal match.
There was an upset in the Women’s Super League (WSL) when JS Academy beat Okahanja Beauties 2-1 in Week 3 action at El Dorado School on Saturday.
JS Academy were originally formed as a feeder team to Okahandja Beauties before they started playing in the league this season.
The majority of the players recently graduated from the Galz and Goals league which caters for players younger than 15 years old.
The World Boxing Federation (WBF) president Howard Goldberg hit out at the British Boxing Board and Control’s (BBBC) decision to bar Tony Dodson from travelling to Namibia to fight Harry Simon in a light heavyweight world title fight.
Goldberg said the WBF was recognised by a lot of countries worldwide.
“The World Boxing Federation has been welcomed with open arms all over the world and by much bigger and more respected commissions such as Las Vegas Nevada, New York, Mexico, Korea etc,” Goldberg wrote to Namibia Sport from his base in South Africa.