Archive - Feb 2012 - Story
Liberia beat Namibia 1-0 in the first leg of their Afcon 2013 qualifier in Monrovia on Wednesday afternoon.
Liberia striker Dioh Williams scored the winning goal on 67m to seal the victory and give Liberia a slight advantage ahead of the return leg encounter in Windhoek.
Namibia however gave a good performance, creating numerous chances, but poor finishing cost them dearly.
Rudolf Bester and Lazarus Kaimbi both missed good chances for Namibia in the first half, while Liberia’s Mamelodi Sundowns striker Anthony Laffor shot narrowly wide of the target just before halftime.
Namibia’s Under 20 national women’s soccer team, the Young Gladiators face an uphill battle when they take on Ghana in a return leg U20 World Cup qualifier on Saturday afternoon.
Ghana are assured passage to the next round after thrashing Namibia 7-0 in the first leg encounter in Accra two weeks ago, but Namibia will be playing for pride and will be going all out for victory.
Namibia however, has been struggling with injuries, while two key players - winger Thomalina Adams and defender Emma Naris - will also miss the match.
The Namibia Football Association referees development programme continues this week with the Youth Beginners Referees Course beginning on Wednesday.
The three-day course will see about 20 youth leagues coaches taken through the sessions on the laws of the game and the importance of physical fitness.
The NFA’s referees department confirmed that the course will be conducted by the German Football Association (DFB) Referees Instructor Matthias Eiles.
Namibia completed their home preparation for the World T20 Qualifiers when they beat Boland by 5 wickets in Windhoek on Tuesday.
Boland reached 127/5 off their 20 overs while Namibia comfortably reached the total for the loss of five wickets, with three overs to spare.
It was Namibia’s first victory in the three-match series after Boland comfortably won the first two T20 matches.
Boland batted first and got off to a good start as Michael Loubser and Keegan Petersen put on 66 runs for the first wicket at more than seven runs an over.
Junior golfer Jessica Dreesbeimdieke produced a great performance to win the Maerua Spar Stableford Championships on Sunday.
At the end of the 36-hole event, the 15-year-old Dreesbeimdieke was level on 61 points with Laetitia Brink and Wiltrud Rugheimer and the match had to be decided on a play-off.
Dreesbeimdieke went on to win the play-off with Brink coming second and Rugheimer third. Cornelia Alberts finished fourth.
The X Team from Walvis Bay had a great weekend in the Telecom Namibia Indoor Hockey Men’s Premier League after beating Wanderers and drawing to DTS in Windhoek.
On Saturday afternoon they staged a fine comeback to beat Wanderers 4-3 after trailing 2-1 at halftime.
Wanderers attacked from the start and seemed to be in control when they took a 2-0 lead midway through the first half through goals by Stefan du Preez and Francois Fuscher.
The Pinnacle Metropolitan Empowerment Trust (PMET) on Monday announced a sponsorship of N$99 400 for a Sport Mentorship Programme for promising athletes in partnership with the Frank Fredericks Foundation.
In terms of the programme, 40 selected promising athletes will receive assistance in tutoring and coaching from selected Namibian sports heros and role models.
At the launch, Frank Fredericks said that Namibia had at least 30 Olympians who had competed at the highest level, who could give back to their society.
Tiger Wheel & Tyre, successfully defended their title at the Top Score Seven-a-side Soccer League finals when they beat CIC FC 2-1 in a close final at the Ramblers Sports Grounds on Saturday.
Tiger Wheel & Tyre received N$12 500 for their efforts, while CIC FC received the runners up prize of N$7 500.
It was the 12th consecutive year that Top Score had sponsored the tournament.
In the semifinals, Tiger Wheel & Tyre beat AIJ All Stars 2-0, while CIC FC were pushed all the way by Trustco before winning a penaly shootout 4-2.
Brave Warriors coach Bernard Kaanjuka has named a 19-man squad to take on Liberia in an Afcon 2013 qualifier on February 29.
The majority of the squad consists of local based players that Kaanjuka has used in recent friendly matches, while only four foreign based players have been called up.
They are Orlando Pirates midfielder Rudolf Bester, Amazulu striker Tangeni Shipahu, Jomo Cosmos midfielder Lazarus Kaimbi and African Warriors goalkeeper Ephraim Tjihonge.
Hitjiverue Kaanjuka and Globine Mayova, both of Khomas, were the stars of the show as they both won the sprint doubles at the Bank Windhoek National Senior Athletics Championships over the weekend.
Kaanjuka was a comfortable winner of the 100m in a fast time of 10,39 seconds, finishing well ahead of Dantago Gurirab and FC Pieterse, who came joint second in 10,81 seconds.
Gurirab had kept pace with Kaanjuka until the halfway mark but pulled up towards the end with a hamstring injury.