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A penalty goal two minutes from time gave Ramblers a share of the spoils in 1-1 draw against SKW on Friday night.
SKW seemed to have secured a victory after a great individual goal by Simeon Tjiueza on 62m, but Mboma Nailonga equalised for Ramblers from the penalty spot with two minutes to go.
SKW did most of the attacking in the first half but their finishing let them down. Joslin Kamatuka and Eddy Mangoumou shot wide early on while Henry Somseb found the net, only to be ruled offside.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided to defer its judgement on the eligibility of Cameroon-born defender Herve Zengue to play for Burkina Faso during the AFCON qualifiers.
Namibia played their second leg match against Burkina Faso in Windhoek under protest claiming that Zengue was not eligible to play for Burkina Faso because he was still a Cameroonian.
CAF said they decided to postpone the decision, “in order to obtain more information and determine (Zengue’s) qualification or non-qualification,” the statement read.
The mountain kingdom of Swaziland this past weekend played host to the 2011 Confederation of African Athletics Southern Region (CAA SR) Half Marathon where former Namibian sports woman of the year, Beata Naigambo, victoriously crossed the finish line as champion in the senior women’s category.
Naigambo clocked a time of 1:18.06 to clinch the gold medal ahead of South Africa’s Zinhle Xiniwe who finished with a time of 1:19.09.
For the second time in two days, Scotland prevailed in a rain-affected game at Windhoek where the Duckworth-Lewis method was pressed into service.
Winning the toss and batting first, Namibia overcame the cheap loss of their openers to build steadily.
Sarel Burger guided their progress with 82 off 109 balls, but the mainstay of the innings was the captain Craig Williams who powered away to 116 off 117 balls. The pair added 191 off 35.3 overs to set Namibia on course for a big total.
Tollie van Wyk will face a tough test in his first match as the coach of Tigers when his team plays defending champions Black Africa in Sunday’s MTC Premiership match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Van Wyk was this week announced as the new coach of the Shandubala based team after they dismissed Woody Jacobs only two matches into the 2011/12 season.
Jacobs was shown the door after the club management said he did not share the same “vision” with them.
Van Wyk said it would be a challenge for him to lead Tigers because of its strong history in Namibian football.
Civics went to the top of the NPL log after beating Hotspurs 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Heini Isaacks scored the winning goal 5m from time when he volleyed home from a counterattack that caught Hotspurs’ defence off guard.
It was a cruel blow for Hotspurs who had defended well and seemed to be holding on for a draw.
Civics though had most of the possession and should have wapped up their victory much earlier.
Hotspurs keeper Tommy Shilumbu brought off a point blank save from Costa Khaiseb after only three minutes, while Khaiseb also found the net, only to be ruled offside.
Scotland won by way of the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected game against Namibia in Windhoek on Wednesday.
After choosing to bat, Namibia got themselves into a good position thanks to half-centuries from opener Christi Viljoen and No.3 Sarel Burger. The pair added 102 for the second wicket and at 151 for 1, Namibia looked good to reach a formidable score.
But Richie Berrington dismissed Viljoen for 78 and offspinner Majid Haq accounted for Louis van der Westhuizen, who had begun well with a quickfire 24 that included two sixes.
Nestor Tobias has announced that he had to turn down a fight for Paulus “The Hitman” Moses for the Interim WBA World lightweight title that was scheduled for October 22 in Panama City.
“The fight is too soon after the fight he had this weekend, he will not have had enough time to recover so we had to refuse the offer,” Tobias said.
“It was a good opportunity, but one doesn’t want to go there to just fight, you also go there to win,” he added.
Moses beat Brazilian Sidney Siqueira on points on Saturday in a 10 round fight.
MTC will sponsor the Namibia Premier League (NPL) with an amount of N$10,6 million for the 2011/12 season.
This was announced by MTC’s chief human capital and corporate affairs officer, Tim Ekandjo in Windhoek on Wednesday.
The sponsorship will cover the monthly grants for the NPL and the administrative costs of both the NPL and the First Division.
“The nine sponsored MTC Premier League teams were supposed to receive a total amount of N$400 000 per annum, but they will now receive a total amount of N$537 777 which will be paid four months in advance,” Ekandjo said.
The third round of the MTC Premiership will kick off on Wednesday evening with a match between Civics and Hotspurs at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 20h00.
Civics, who are fourth on the log, will be hoping to add on the four points the already have after beating Ramblers in Round 2 action last Friday.
Erastus Ndjavera, Heini Isaacs and Costa Khaiseb were all on target for Civics while Gelasius Kandjimi scored in their 1-1 draw against Blue Waters in their first match of the season.