Archive - Feb 13, 2012 - Story
Almost one month has now passed since the beginning of this year’s Tour d’Afrique and the magnitude of the challenge has well and truly dawned on all participants.
During the past week cyclists had the pleasure of being introduced to their first taste of off-road riding and this addition to the equation made the going considerably tougher than it has been thus far.
After leaving Khartoum riders had a few more days of smooth riding before they hit Sudanese gravel and moved into the real rural parts of the country.
The first race in the Bank Windhoek Namibia Motorsport Federation Enduro Championship Series 2012 took place on Saturday, 11 February at the Tony Rust race track outside Windhoek.
This event, which was also the first SORC (Southern Off-Road Challenge) event for the year, was co-sponsored by Propshaft Engineering.
A total of 94 riders participated in the race, covering 164 kilometers over rough terrain. The difficulty of the route was evident in the amount of finishers with 19 competitors failing to complete the race and a further 11 managing 75 per cent of the route.
Defending men’s champions Unam got off to a great start in the Telecom Namibia Indoor Hockey League over the weekend as they won both their matches with maximum bonus points to go to the top of the log.
On Friday, Unam beat Windhoek Old Boys 5-4 in a close encounter and followed that up with a 6-3 victory against DTS on Saturday.
Their match against WOB was of particular interest since it saw former Unam star Siabonga Martins turning out for WOB against his old club.
Hoffenheim U23 suffered a 3-1 defeat to Namibian Premier League champions Black Africa in a friendly soccer match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Monday.
Hoffenheim took the lead through captain Andreas Ludwig midway through the first half, but Bradley Wermann equalised for Black Africa just before half time.
Black Africa turned up the tempo in the second half and further goals by Denzil Haoseb and Gordon Nunuhe secured a 3-1 victory for the Namibian champions.