Archive - Aug 2011 - Story
Namibia qualified for the 2012 ICC U19 World Cup by the narrowest of margins after they thrashed Kenya by 108 runs in Ireland on Tuesday.
The result meant that Namibia finished 6th out of the 10 competing teams, to grab the final spot for next year’s World Cup.
They finished on eight points after winning four and losing five of their nine matches. The United States and Canada also finished on eight points each, but Namibia pipped them to the post with a better net run rate.
On Monday evening, Namibia beat the USA in straight sets at the Fistball World Cup in Vienna, Austria. The starting team consisted of Michael Baas Christoph Kubirske, Michael Zimny, Olaf Haase and Mark Roesener.
Namibia got off to a good start and immediately piled on the pressure on a gutsy USA team to win the first set convincingly, 11-3.
The next set went the same way as the USA could not counter the well placed spikes by Namibia’s captain Christoph Kubirske, as Namibia took the set 11-5.
Pupkewitz Foundation announced a N$66 475 sponsorship to Athletics Namibia towards the staging of the 2011 Pupkewitz National Cross Country Championships to be held on 13 August in Rundu.
Harold Pupkewitz, the chairperson of the Pupkewitz Foundation, said there were lots advantages for having the championships in the Kavango region.
Bernard Kaanjuka, coach of the Brave Warriors B team, announced the squad that will face the South African U23 team in Wednesday’s friendly at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
The team will be made up of the team that recently returned from a three-week training camp in Ghana.
Only two players from the squad of 23 players that travelled to Ghana were left out of the team announced by Kaanjuka on Tuesday.
“Absalom Imbondi is not in the team because he is injured and we also left out Nando (Renaldo Kasuto) because we did not need a third goalkeeper for the match,” he added.
Namibian swimmers achieved excellent results at the Namibia Short Course National Championships held from 5 to 7 August 2011 at the NSA Swimming Pool in Windhoek. A total of 118 swimmers participated in the event. In addition, 22 Namibian records were established, while most of the swimmers set new personal best times.
Christine Briedenhann, age 15, from Namib Swimming Academy was the winner of the Open Victrix Ludorum with an accumulated total of 3 119 FINA points, after she broke three records in the 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly.
Hosts Ireland on Monday became the third team to book its berth in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup to be held next year in Australia when it beat Namibia by 6 wickets.
Ireland beat Namibia in the game replayed during the day, following a washout on Sunday, at the Coleraine Cricket Club
Namibia batted first and posted a healthy 245 for nine in its 50 overs. Pelham Myburgh (66: 111b, 4x4) and Gert Lotter (57: 43b, 7x4) played handy knocks to help Namibia reach a competitive total. For the home team, skipper George Dockrell bowled yet another magnificent spell of 3-35.
The sixth race in the 2011 Bank Windhoek Namibia Motorsport Federation Enduro Championship Series took place on Saturday, 6 August at the Tony Rust race track outside Windhoek.
This event was co-sponsored by Xtreme Quads and Sandblast Solutions. A total of 42 riders participated in the race, covering 200 kilometers over difficult terrain of rocks, steep hill climbs and hair-raising descents.
The race was organized by the Enduro Working Group of the Namibian Enduro Club and the start sequence of the competitors was based on the championship standings after the first four races.
Namibia were demoted to the Bottom 6 Group of the Fistball World Cup after losing 3-0 to Argentina in Vienna on Monday.
Argentina started the game as clear favourites in pouring rain. They were confident of a win and left their playmaker, world class Spiker Martin Vasques off the game sheet.
The conditions favoured the spikers of both teams from the service and this showed as Namibia’s Michael Baas hit one ace after the other. Argentina’s spikers did the same and no free flowing game developed.
The Brave Warriors B side will face off against the South African Under 23 team on Wednesday in a friendly match in Windhoek.
The South Africans requested the match as part of their preparations for the All Africa Games in September.
Shakes Mashaba, head coach of the South African side announced a 23-man squad that includes some players in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
The team includes goalkeeper Boalefe Pule (Supersport United) defenders Siyabonga Zule (Orlando Pirates), Ramalwe Mphahlele (Mamelodi Sundowns) and Thulani Hlatshwayo from Ajax Cape Town.
Coastal Pirates Club dominated this weekend’s second leg of the Annual Kamikaze Inline Hockey Tournament when they won seven of the 11 gold medals and four silver medals in the different categories.
The tournament also featured hosts Kamikaze and Badgers.
Pirates beat Badgers in the men’s open division after a hard-fought defensive battle left the score at 1-1 after regulation time. The deadlock was however broken a little more than a minute into overtime when Pirates’ Sebastian Pahl snapped a sharp shot into the Badgers net giving them a 2-1 victory.