Archive - Feb 1, 2012 - Story
A pioneering event on the tennis scene in Namibia, the “KIA Pro-Tennis Academy (PTA) Tennis Series” will be launched in February.
The series will consist of nine tournaments, with the first one due to start on February 18 at SKW and other venues in Windhoek. The series is meant to showcase Namibia’s most skilled players of all ages and skill levels.
Competitors will face each other in different categories based on skill, disregarding gender and age, and will be able to earn points at each tournament to advance in the overall KIA PTA Ranking of the series.
The national women’s Under 17 soccer team departs for Johannesburg tomorrow as they prepare to take on South Africa in their second-leg 2012 World Cup qualifiers.
The team which played to a 1-1 draw at home against South Africa a fortnight ago, this week welcomed back captain Lovisa Mulunga, who was part of the senior national team that were defeated 5-2 by Tanzania in Dar es Salaam last weekend.
The second round of the Namibia Premier League resumes on Friday night when log leaders Black Africa take on second-placed SKW at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Black Africa dominated the first round of the league and after 11 matches have built up a massive 10-point lead at the top of the log. They in fact only dropped four points along the way and are still unbeaten with nine wins and two draws.
Despite their dominance, club chairman Cassius Moetie said they would not take their opponents lightly.
Cricket Namibia has announced a preliminary squad of eighteen players who will represent Namibia at the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Dubai in March. The squad will be trimmed down to the final fourteen in the next week.
Graham McMillan, CEO of Cricket Namibia said “These are the best cricketers that Namibia cricket can put into the field. We have a really tough pool in the round robin stages of the tournament, but we feel that these players will be able to get us in to the play offs of the competition.”