Archive - Feb 7, 2012 - Story
German football club 1899 Hoffenheim’s Under 23 team will arrive in Namibia on Wednesday, 8 February for a 10-day visit, as part of an International Football Partnership Agreement with Namibian Premier League champions Black Africa.
Their program will be packed with training sessions, practise matches and official visits to various schools and other organisations. They will also travel to Swakopmund for a short two-day desert training camp.
Cricket Namibia once again received international recognition for its developmental efforts when it won two awards at the 2011 Pepsi ICC Development Programme Awards.
Competing in the African continental category, Namibia won the Best Overall Cricket Development Programme as well as the Best Junior Participation Initiative at the continental awards.
As a continental winner, Namibia will now enter the final ICC global awards at the end of February.
First National Bank of Namibia on Tuesday donated N$400 000 to the Namibia National Olympic Committee as preparation funds for the first four Namibian athletes to have qualified for the Olympic Games.
Cyclist Dan Craven, shottist Gaby Ahrens and marathon athletes Helalia Johannes and Beata Naigambo will each receive N$100 000 to help them prepare for the Olympic Games which start in London on July 27, 2012.
The deadline for entries for the Nedbank Cycle Challenge has been extended to Saturday, February 11, following a late surge of interest and queries from members of the public.
The Cycle Challenge, which will take place for the 27th consecutive year, has grown into one of Namibia’s biggest mass participation events over the years, and according to Nedbank Managing Director Erastus Hoveka, a big field can be expected for this year’s event.
Cricket Namibia on Tuesday announced the final 14-man squad that will represent Namibia at the T20 World Cup qualifiers in Dubai next month.
The four players who were dropped from the initial 18-man squad are opening batsman Picky Ya France, all rounders Gert Dippenaar and Bredell Wessels and bowler Christopher Coombe.
All four players are however now non travelling reserves.