Archive - Sep 20, 2011 - Story
The Bank Windhoek Fistball league champion will be crowned this weekend with the decisive games taking place at the SKW Sport Grounds on Saturday, 24 September.
The day’s play will kick off at 8h00 when teams from the Bank Windhoek National League A and B will be in action.
These leagues are decided on a play-off system where the second and third placed teams on the log, after four round of games in the respective league, play a semi-final to determine the team that will take on the first placed team in a do or die match for the title.
It was 14 years ago when the last Table Tennis Champions were crowned in an NTTA sanctioned tournament in Swakopmund featuring the full line-up of U18 and senior divisions.
Finally, on Saturday 10 September at 8:30am, the sport re-established itself confidently in the coastal town with the inaugural installment of the newly introduced, and from this year onward, annual NTTA Coastal Open Championships. The Namib High School generously offered the use of their Sport Hall for this year’s tournament.
Paulus “The Hitman” Moses promised a great fight on Saturday when he faces his Brazilian opponent, Sidney Sigueira from Brazil at the Windhoek Country Club.
“I don’t think that he has ever faced a fighter like me and I will show him how when we meet on Saturday in the ring,” Moses told Sigueira ahead of their international bout.
“I have prepared well for my fight and on Saturday he will know how good a fighter I am when he gets my punches,” Moses continued.
33-year-old Sigueira on his part said he would show how people from Brazil box.
Namibia captain Jacques Burger is a big fan of centre Danie van Wyk.
Burger was named player of the year for Saracens, a club he helped to the 2010 English Premiership title, and knows a thing or two about lining up with star players.
So it means a lot when he does not hesitate to nominate van Wyk the best of the Welwitschias at Rugby World Cup 2011.
"For the last month Danie van Wyk has been the real star of our team," the flanker said.
"I see a bright future for him. He makes it look easy."
Van Wyk has been one of the bright spots for Namibia at this tournament.
By Diana Dobson
The Namibian Rugby World Cup team may have only just left the district but the first thing they did at their new 'base' was visit a special Gizzy lad.
Poverty Bay age group representative player Joel Tibble, who is in Middlemore Hospital after being seriously injured during a rep game recently, was surprised on Tuesday morning by a visit from the Namibian delegation.
Namibia has made six changes - five in the forward pack - for the World Cup match with neighbor South Africa on Thursday.
Bertus O'Callaghan was swapped with Hugo Horn at hooker on Tuesday for his first start in the tournament following the 49-12 loss to Samoa last week, and tighthead prop Marius Visser will make his first appearance in the cup, with Raoul Larson dropping out of the 22.
Tinus du Plessis returned to the blindside flank, moving Jacques Nieuwenhuis back to No 8 at the expense of PJ van Lill and restoring the same loose trio that played Fiji in their cup opener.