Archive - Feb 16, 2012 - Story
Hoffenheim U23 won their final match of their Namibian tour when they beat a Brave Warriors invitation team 1-0 on Thursday afternoon.
The Brave Warriors consisted mostly of U23 players that coach Bernard Kaanjuka put through their paces to test different combinations ahead of Namibia’s Afcon 2013 qualifier against Liberia on February 29.
The Brave Warriors had by far the most possession, but it was Hoffenheim who took the lead against the run of play when Robin Szarka pounced onto a loose ball and struck a 20m shot into the left hand corner after only 9m.
The ongoing battle for football players rights in Namibia took a further step on Thursday when the Namibia Football Players Union (NAFPU) inaugurated their new office in Khomasdal.
Members of NAFPU, including the president Silvester Goraseb, vice president Congo Hindjou, treasurer Donelly Nel and chief administrator Danzyl Bruwer were present and about 150 Premier League players who have already signed up and become members of NAFPU.
African Stars will have a chance to close the gap on runaway leaders Black Africa when they take on Mighty Gunners in Otjiwarongo on Saturday.
Black Africa extended their lead over Stars to nine points when they beat Tigers 2-0 on Wednesday evening, and a victory will be imperative for Stars if they wish to still have a say in this season’s league title race.
But they wont find it easy against a team that has blown hot and cold this season.
Namibian mountain bike rider Marc Bassingthwaighte came third overall in the first leg of the SA Exco Cup series in Durbanville, Cape Town last weekend.
The South African champion Burry Stander won the Elite Men’s category after completing the seven-lap course in a time of 1:24:19, finishing well ahead of compatriot Philip Buys who came second in 1:26:02. Bassingthwaighte came third in 1:29:57.
Bassingthwaighte started off with the leaders but could not maintain the blistering pace set by Stander and Buys and dropped back.
The popular Charity Fun Walk over 5 kilometres in aid of the Cancer Association of Namibia and as part of the Rössing Namibia Marathon event for 2012 kicks off at 09:00 on Saturday, 18 February at the Swakopmund Athletics stadium.
This year’s fun walk is open to all members of the general public, families and employee groups and is held in aid of cancer awareness in Namibia.
The theme for this year is “Your health – your greatest asset” and the aim of the fun walk is to promote healthy lifestyles, fostering health, safety and teamwork exchanges.