Archive - 2011 - Story
Eleven Arrows Football Club and FNB Namibia recently officially announced the Adopt-a-School initiative at a media conference held in Walvis Bay.
Branch Manager of FNB Walvis Bay Japie Hoon congratulated the initiative, saying Eleven Arrows showed that they cared about their community.
Steph Nel, the head of the Western Province Rugby Institute has been put in temporary charge of the Namibian Rugby Union’s (NRU) administration to help the beleagured union prepare for the World Cup.
This follows a visit by an International Rugby Board (IRB) delegation to Windhoek, consisting of Mark Egan, the IRB’s Head of Development and Performance and Cliffie Booysen, the IRB’s Regional General Manager for Africa.
The Tafel Lager Brave Warriors face a tough challenge when they take on Malawi in an international friendly at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday, February 9. It will be Brian Isaacs’ debut as caretaker coach and he faces a tricky task against one of the top teams in the southern African region.
According to the latest FIFA rankings, Malawi are ranked 89th in the world and 20th in Africa, compared to Namibia’s 138 and 37th positions respectively. Malawi’s Flames have also climbed up to third in the SADC region, while Namibia is only ranked 10th in SADC.
The Namibian women’s national indoor hockey side started off their final preparations for the World Cup on a good note when they defeated German club Rot Weiss Koln 8-3 in Cologne in Germany on Monday.
Charlize van der Linde and Annalien Davin each scored twice for Namibia with Magreth Mengo, Shayne Cormack, Jerrica Bartlett and Madelyn Lessing each scoring once.
The annual Namibia Football Association Cup, the Leo NFA Cup returns this weekend with the last 32 clubs gunning for glory in the lucrative competition.
The round of 32 will see action at Otjiwarongo’s Mokati Stadium and Windhoek’s Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday and Sunday with mouthwatering encounters on the cards.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) will start its annual coaching course from 14 to 18 February in Windhoek.
The coaching course is one of the NFA’s top priorities in terms of capacity building according to the education officer in the NFA, Timothy Tjongarero.
He also said that the courses are aligned to bring basic coaching knowledge to aspiring coaches.
A goal in the dying minutes of the game by Bradley Wermann gave Black Africa a thrilling 2-1 victory against SKW on Wednesday night. It was the second successive match that Black Africa had scored the winner in the final minutes of the game and the victory saw them moving four points clear at the top of the log.
It was a cruel blow for SKW who seemed to have done enough for a draw, but a lapse of concentration at the end led to their downfall.
The Brave Warriors did not move for the second month in a row on the FIFA/Coca Cola World Rankings which were released on Wednesday and remain 138th in the world and 37th in Africa.
Namibia did not play a match in the period under review and their last match was their 2-0 loss to India on 15 September soon after they lost their first AFCON qualifier 3-1 to Gambia.
Since then, the Brave Warriors did not play a single in match and will play their first match on February 9 against Malawi in Windhoek.
The MCC opened their cricket tour of Namibia with a convincing 94-run victory against a Namibian Coastal XI in a 50-overs-a-side match in Walvis Bay on Sunday. The MCC scored 207/5 off their 50 overs and then dismissed the Namibian Coastal XI for 113 off only 28 overs.
The Namibian team included four senior national players in Gerhard Rudolph, Kola Burger, Norbert Manyande and Zhivago Groenewald, and two national Under 19 players in Glenn Foxtrot and Shalako Groenewald, while the rest of the team consisted of club players.
Dan Craven finished seventh overall in the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo cycling race which finished in Gabon on Saturday.
Anthony Charteau of Team Europcar from France won the six-stage race in a combined time of 19 hours and 5 seconds, with Andy Cappelle of the German Quickstep Cycling Team finishing four seconds behind in second place.
Adil Jelloul of the Moroccan national team, was the first African cyclist, finishing third overall, 7 seconds behind the winner.