Archive - Feb 2012 - Story
The SKW Sport Club honored its most successful sportsmen and women of 2011 at a special prize giving ceremony last Friday evening with the soccer division of the club garnering most of the awards.
Executive committee representative Christoph Kubirske held the keynote address at the event and presented the prizes.
He remarked that a sport club can only be successful through the hard work of the athletes on the field and the administrators on the sidelines. The evening’s intention was to honor those who walked the extra mile during the past year.
Namibia crashed to a nine-wicket defeat against Boland in their CSA 50 Over Match at the Wanderers field on Sunday.
Namibia could only muster 84 all out off 27,4 overs, after which Boland scored 85/1 off 31,4 overs.
Boland won the toss and sent Namibia in to bat on a damp pitch. The decision immediately paid dividends as Namibia’s top order crumbled in the face of some accurate fast bowling by the visitors.
The CSA Three-Day Challenge between Namibia and Boland ended in a draw on Saturday after the match was disrupted by rain.
Namibia scored 151 in their first innings and then dismissed Boland for 103. Namibia reached 22/1 in their second innings when the match was called off.
Boland won the toss and sent Namibia in to bat and they struggled from the start in the overcast conditions. LP van der Westhuizen was out second ball of the day, bowled by Petrus Japhta for a duck while Ewald Steenkamp was bowled by Hillroy Paulse for 4 runs.
Paulus “The Hitman” Moses had a lunch in his honour at State House on Friday before he leaves for Britain on Tuesday to fight Ricky Burns of Scotland for the WBO lightweight world title on March 10.
Namibian president Hifikepunye Pohamba hosted the luncheon that was also attended by Namibian boxing promoter Nestor Tobias and Moses’ two sparring partners Peter Malakia and Jatoorora Tjingavete.
President Pohamba wished Moses well and called on him to bring the world title back to Namibia.
“You must go to the United Kingdom to beat up the British fellow,” he said.
The race to become the top goal scorer of the Namibia Premier League intensified over the weekend as six payers are now within one goal of each other at the top of the goal scorers chart.
Ramblers defender Emilio Martin is still in the lead with seven goals, but there are now five players breathing down his neck on six goals each.
SKW striker Panduleni Nekundi moved up to six when he scored a goal in SKW’s 2-0 victory against Ramblers last Saturday.
Civics striker Costa Khaiseb also moved up to six goals after scoring once in Civics’ 5-0 rout over Hotspurs.
The Top Score Seven-A-Side Soccer League finals will take place this coming Saturday, 25 February, starting at 14h30 at the Ramblers Sports Grounds. The pressure will be on Tiger Wheel & Tyre, to defend their championship title.
Last year’s tournament came down to a thrilling finish when Tiger Wheels & Tyre beat Bank Windhoek II on penalties in the final.
After the match ended goalless during normal time it went down to penalties and Tiger Wheels prevailed 3-2 when their goalie saved Bank Windhoek’s third shot.
A total of 256 athletes from 11 regions have qualified to compete in the 2012 edition of the Bank Windhoek Senior National Athletics Championships which takes place on Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26.
The crème de la crème of Namibia’s athletes residing both locally and internationally have geared up to compete in what promises to mark fierce competition.
Some notable names in the men’s sprint events include the current top ranked sprinter, Jesse Urikhob; the 2011 national champion Phillipus Paulus, Hitjivirue Kaanjuka and Basilius Karupu.
Namibia’s Brave Warriors produced an impressive display to beat Mozambique 3-0 in a friendly soccer match in Windhoek on Wednesday afternoon.
A goal by Sadney Urikhob on the stroke of halftime and a brace by second half substitute Benson Shilongo completed an exciting performance by Namibia’s young local based Brave Warriors.
Namibia dominated possession and attacked Mozambique from the start with wingers Eslin Kamuhanga and Willy Stephanus prominent in the early build ups.
Telecom Namibia on Wednesday announced a N$250 000 sponsorship for the Telecom Namibia Elite Boxing Championships and the Under 20 Youth Boxing Championships which will be held in Walvis Bay from February 28 to March 3.
Telecom Namibia’s Senior Manager Corporate Communications and Public Relations Oiva Angula said they were committed to youth development and to support initiatives at grass roots level.
Heiko Fliedl won the senior title of the Namibian Table Tennis Association season opening championships in Windhoek recently after beating Reinhardt Stanley in the final.
The final saw a closely contested match with Fliedl eventually beating Stanley over five sets.
The Senior Division was contested in the singles category only, with men and women making up a mixed field of participants.
The round robin format was applied for the initial round, with quarter-, semi- and a final match for the top finishers of the round robin format.